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This post comes to you by the power of Greyskull!  I have the power!  The power of Greyskull dropped Justin Masterson earlier in the year after one bad start.  I have a power outage!  Then the power of Greyskull watched as the power of Rudyskull picked him up and has been reaping the rewards ever since, but the power of Rudyskull benched Masterson yesterday, so the power of Greyskull let out a small, fleeting smile.  Yesterday, Masterson threw a complete game shutout.  He’s been great all year with a 9+ K-rate.  Yadda, yadda eff me.  Just above him on the K-rate chart is a who’s who of the pitchers you want:  F-Her, Sale, Samardzija, Miller, Harvey, Yu, Scherzer, etc. etc. etc.  He also has one of the worst walk rates in that group (not bad overall, just in that group), which will hold Masterson out of the top tier of pitchers this year, but will make him ownable in all leagues and why the power of Greyskull failed me.  I wonder if Skeletor is hiring.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Matt Harvey – Will be limited to 215-220 innings.  Put another way, you’re limiting yourself to 32 hot fudge sundaes for dessert, instead of 33.

Zack Wheeler – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  So….How was your week?  Here’s some pure comedy for you if you enjoy schadenfreude.  On Friday, I streamed Nolasco, Capuano and Santiago along with Gerrit Cole (18 runs in 18 IP with a 2.39 WHIP!  If your WHIP looks like your ERA, you’ve got problems).  On Friday night, I dropped every starter from Friday and grabbed middle relievers.  Lo and behold, things hadn’t stopped spiraling out of control yet.  On Saturday, my team gave up 5 ER in 5 IP with a 1.94 WHIP.  Then, Sunday came and now I’m sitting in a sanitarium.  On the week, my team gave up 44 earned runs in 50 1/3 IP.  They had nearly as many earned runs as strikeouts (53).  My WHIP on the week was 1.97.  Here’s hoping David Price returns and throws 100 straight no-hit immimmgs…immimmgs…Hmm, it’s hard to type wearing a straitjacket.  Hey, Chief, put a pillow over my head!  In related news, Wheeler’s not ready for shallower mixed leagues.  My enthusiasm for how great he will be in the near-future got lost in what he’s currently doing.  To read more on the subject, see Clayton Kershaw’s 4.26 ERA, 1.50 WHIP his rookie year.  Wheeler might show flashes this year, but it might not be until next year when he’s mixed league capable.

Dan Haren – Threw a bullpen session, and could be ready just after the All-Star break.  That’s good news for his family, who are looking forward to Dan getting out of their Haren.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  His stats sound like a carnival, and the stands at Metco smell like stale beer, as Nat-Gio tickled the Ivictories.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-3, 4 runs and his 8th homer.  If he gets his season anywhere near where you’d expect it, he has a whole lot of stats left in his bat.  He could have some stats in his beard too, but no one’s getting at those.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (15) and legs (8).  That’s just pure unadulterated Ian Desmond, no fake ID there.

Kurt Suzuki – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer as he went 3-for-4 on Saturday.  He gets hot for about five days a year.  It’s the Summer Suzukstice!

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks.  There’s no Sale on him.  Rightfully so.  Unlike Prince Fielder, who is anagrammatically correct, girthfully so.

Andrew Cashner – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. the MIA Marlins.  Where do you think Cashner got that line?  Petco or Crayola Canyon?  Cashner could play a road game in Yellowstone vs. the Myrtle Beach Mermen and give up runs, then pitch against the 1927 Blue Jays in Petco and throw a shutout.

Jacob Turner – 9 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks on Saturday.  Jacob’s climbing the ladder!  Or just The Climb, for all of you in the Miley R’ Us fan club.  Turner’s going to get the Braves in Atlanta next time out, which will be a tough test and not one I’d do in many leagues, but if he passes that hurdle then he could start to become mixed league viable.

Nate Eovaldi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 0 Ks.  The no Ks seem like an anomaly like the Quebecer who doesn’t play soccer, and I’d look at Eovaldi in mixed leagues, except not in his next game vs. the Cards.

Jeff Mathis – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer in his last three games played.  Scioscia’s fantasy team is starting to turn around!

Peter Bourjos – He couldn’t play for a few days last week with Shuck usurping him, then Bourjos returns and fractures his wrist.  Bourjos can’t catch a break.  Bad choice of words.  By the way, if I ever opened an oyster raw bar, I’d call it The Shuck Usurper.

Mike Trout – Got the day off yesterday with a minor hamstring issue.  Strike one against him being a cyborg.

C.J. Wilson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. the Astros.  Ceej’s 2nd highest strikeout game this year; his best was twelve Ks also vs. the Astros.  The Astros have Chris Carter batting third, the Chris Carter who leads the major leagues in strikeouts.  As said before, the Astros give the opposing starter either a 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 Ks or a 7 IP, 5 ER, 8 Ks pitching line.

Jose Bautista – 3-for-5 with his 19th homer after he hit 2 homers on Saturday.  Joey Bats Entertainment!

Adam Lind – Day-to-day with back tightness.  Or Day2Day if you like R&B.

Rajai Davis – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 19th steal, 5 of which came this weekend.  Rajai said, “I am the King of SAGNOF and all of my royal subjects won’t lose a hand for stealing, but will gain a handful of steals.  Now bow down and massage my gams.”

Jose Reyes – 1-for-4 with his 2nd homer.  As Rajai showed this weekend, there’s very few teams to run against as easy as the Red Sox.  Reyes was on base five times; didn’t attempt one steal.  These were all close games too, so if he had the giddy, he would’ve got up.

Chris Davis – 1-for-4 with his 31st homer after hitting two homers on Saturday.  Obviously, my Sell call was very far from the tower and I misheard due to some static.

Brian Roberts – 1-for-2, 1 RBI as he was activated from disabled list.  After the game, he said, “It was really nice to be back on–”  But strained his oblique finishing up his sentence.

Manny Machado – 3-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Doesn’t he seem like he has a lot more homers?  Davis doesn’t need 31, he should give Machado some.  Eric Hosmer has more homers than Machado.  Wrap your ramen noodle around that.

Chris Tillman – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks to move his record to 10-2 with a 3.68 ERA.  Don’t think anyone did a spit take on that, but I’m sure there were a few of youse that did a double take on him having 10 wins with a 3.68 ERA.  He beguiled you.  You’ve been beguiled.  You are in a state of guile.  You’re a toll road and you need to fish out a quarter because you’re entering Guiletown; in fact, it’s a guile down the road.

Yan Gomes – 3-for-4 and 3-for-5 on Saturday.  Say if you can hit a bad pitch, put your Yans up high, Yans up high, Yans up high, Kendrick Lamar.  Hitter-Tron likes him some Yan Gomes this week, and also had a metal detector pick him up a one night stand on Friday.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Burp.  He was shellacked by the Angels his last time out, so for this game you want to see him get hit hard or have a great start, just so we have some idea which way he’s going.  Then, yesterday, he throws a burp.  A start that gives you no idea which way a pitcher is going.  He gets the Indians next and that start is a $5.9 on the Stream-o-Nator, which sounds about right.  Just below average.

Jeremy Hellickson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Now has three straight quality starts against tough opponents (Red Sox, Blue Jays and Tigers) after getting a beat down by the Royals (5 2/3 IP, 8 ER).  So, Hellickson is this year’s Fantasy Baseball Passive Aggressive Starter.  In his next start, you just know he’s going to get hit vs. the White Sox, one of the weaker offenses.

Chase Utley – 1-for-4, 1 run and two homers on Saturday.  The Phillies are talking about trading Utley to the Royals.  It would be a three-way trade with Utley going to the Royals, James Shields going to the Rays and Wil Myers going to the Phils with the Royals saying, “We screwed up, and we want to make things right by trading for an aging 2nd baseman who can’t stay healthy.”

Yasiel Puig – 4-for-5, 2 runs and 2 steals.  Y’all see El Pweeg?!  Do y’all see El Pweeg?!  Do y’all, see, EL PWEEG?!

Stephen Fife – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Fife Dawg was never the type that ever had mad skills, he just stays true to his roots and eventually gets ill.

David Lough – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  A game like that will have fantasy baseballers wondering if they should get Lough, singing, to the window, to the wall… To the sweat drip down my fantasy balls!  He could be getting hot after this game, but he went 3-for-4 earlier in the week and then went 2-for-10, and has yet to show the speed he possesses.

Johnny Giavotella – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  GTL was sent down out of Spring Training, which caused the Italian-American Defamation League to get up in arms and hands.  Now that he’s back, he could be cheap speed at MI in deeper leagues, as long as the Royals don’t platoon him with Elliot Johnson, which they shouldn’t.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, and his 5th in the last ten games.  Spell it right, it’s Eric Homers.  If Hosmer ends up being a top ten first basemen, do we say, “About time,” or “Why didn’t you do that effin’ crap in April so I didn’t drop you?!”  The first one, you’re a patient soul who’s finally being rewarded.  If the 2nd one, get your blood pressure checked, but before you check your fantasy baseball team.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  My rookie pitcher apple was poisoned by Zack Wheeler, but guess who looked at picking up Gibson?  The thing I kept telling myself while I was looking at grabbing Gibson was how he keeps his walks in check, so his downside isn’t as bad.   Okay, I have a rookie pitcher problem.  I need to be locked in a room with John Lackey’s ratios and let them give me a talking to.

Justin Maxwell – Placed on the DL with a concussion.  He’ll be back in a few days/years.

A.J. Burnett – Will throw a simulated game on Tuesday.  I’m sure the work ILM will be doing to give his avatar accurate tattoos will be top-notch.

Francisco Liriano – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks on Saturday, 2.23 ERA as the Pirates became the first team to reach 50 wins.  In related news, water is dry.

Dustin Ackley – Will miss some games with a thumb sprain.  As Dr. Dre would say, you better Ackley right!  But Ackley ain’t right, Dre.

Jeremy Bonderman – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  Bring on Erasmo!  I need to get screwed by another young pitcher — stat!

Raul Ibanez – 1-for-5 and his 19th homer.  My head hurts, please move the Safeco fences back out.

Brad Miller – 2-for-3, 1 run and two steals this weekend.  Here’s what I said last week about him, “Mariners called him up to take over for Brendan Ryan, but Ryan had a good UZR!  Miller is the Nick Franklin of shortstops.  Here’s what Prospect Scott said, “Miller can hit.  Since debuting as a pro in 2011, the 23-year-old has hit .341/.414/.513 across Low-, High-, and Double-A.  Folks spewed the same doubts about Allen Craig a few years back (about his defense), but the bat always finds a way, my friends.  Miller’s bat will play in the bigs.  It would also play well by hitting Grey’s melon.”  Hey!  What’s the big idea?  Miller was tearing up Triple-A this year (.350 with 5 homers and 2 steals in 25 games), which came after churning through Double-A (.294, 6 homers, 4 steals in 42 games).  He looks nearly identical to Franklin bat-wise.  I grabbed Miller in a mixed league, and I suggest you do the same if you’re hurting at middle infield.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Edwin Jackson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Mazel tov!  Finally, a step in the right direction.  He gets the Pirates next, which isn’t a great match-up, but I’d start to look at Jackson in deeper mixed leagues.  He should be a lot better than his 5.75 ERA.

Johnny Cueto – Sounds like Cueto might be out until the middle of August, which would be a boon for Cingrani, which is tastier than Boone’s Strawberry Hill, but won’t get you as drunk.  Since Cingrani has been rocking a 10+ K-rate and solid ratios, I’d be willing to grab him in any league.  I do admittedly have a rookie pitcher problem.  I’m seeking help from Bartolo Colon.

Mat Latos – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks.  As he counteracted 15 MPH winds blowing out in Arlington with 92 MPH fastballs going in.  For fear of sounding like more of a moron than I sound like on the podcast (which is Wednesday this week because today is Canada Day, a holiday that apparently causes a mass maple leaf of absence), but if a wind is blowing out at 15 MPH and a fastball is coming in at 92 MPH, is the speed of the fastball reduced?  I wish there was an algebra book I could flip to the back of.

Yu Darvish – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Yu.  Are.  So.  Beautiful.  To Me…can’t Yu see…

Leonys Martin – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th steal.  Some people are good with electronics.  I’m not one of those people.  I’m electronically reclined.  So, I was trying to watch TV the other day and I had to get off the couch to change the channel, pushing the remote buttons so hard, right next to the TV.  Then my Cougar mentioned that I might want to try and change the batteries.  Voila, snitches!  That’s like Leonys after the month of April.  Someone switched his batteries and he now has 16 steals in two months with only 2 CS.  That’s a 50+ steal pace over the course of the season.  Rajai might be the King of SAGNOF, but Leonys is the Queen (of mean).

Hunter Pence – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer to match his 13th steal.  Finally, he can stop wearing the varnish off his doorknob with his OCD.

Troy Tulowitzki – Hit off a tee on Saturday, and ended the day five under par.

Ryan Braun – Will swing a bat on Tuesday.  Ron Roenicke said this is to “see where he is.”  On the field is my guess.

Trevor Cahill – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  He’s looking about as good as Paula Walnuts trying to read a teleprompter during MTV’s The Challenge preview.  “Well, Kenny, I’m glad you asked period, wait for Kenny to say something smarmy then laugh.”

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-4, 2 runs and hit a homer on Saturday going 2-for-3.  How many Pollocks does it take to make one hot schmotato?  One.

Brandon Beachy – Threw a bullpen session.  A’la Marty McFly, “Get used to that bullpen, kid, you’re gonna spend some time in it.”

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Here’s a fun exercise for Freeman.  Sandoval, “Exercise?  Run the other way!  Wait, walk the other way!”  I want to see Freeman get more valuable than Prince Fielder for the year on our Player Rater.  You think he can do it?  I don’t, but it’ll be a solid challenge for him.

Brian McCann – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer.  I prefer my catchers like Salvador Perez where they hit nine homers over the course of two years.  9 homers all in one year is gluttonous.  That’s why childhood obesity is such a serious problem.  Bad segue, I was at a party on Saturday with one of the female trainers from the Australian Biggest Loser.  I don’t know if Jillian Michaels is less like her last name and more like her first name in person, if you catch my drift, but this girl was smoking hot.  I wanna move to Australia, become obese and get on that show.  It’s not quite a Martin Luther King level dream, but we need to all find our own level.

Dan Uggla – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer as he bats .205.  Idea for the All-Star Game festivities.  One lucky fan gets a chance to strikeout Dan UgglaAdam Dunn or Chris Carter.  If they can do it, they get a chance to pitch for the Astros.

Jarrod Parker – Left Saturday’s game with a hamstring cramp.  Someone rub some Midol on his leg.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  After a brutal month, he’s starting to come alive again with the bat.  He could be getting fueled by his intense game of London Bridge Is Falling Down with Krispie.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-3 and his 13th homer.  One more for the Donaldsonnet!

Carlos Beltran – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Member how much you paid for Josh Hamilton?  Member how cheaply you could’ve got Beltran?  Yup.

Matt Carpenter – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Razzball Exclusive!  In a back room at Busch, there’s a Vatican-esque ceiling and, there in the center, Chris Carpenter is touching Matt Carpenter.

Allen Craig – 1-for-3 with his 9th homer.  Be nice if some of this Cardinal Scoville unit heat would rub off on David Freese.

Jake Westbrook – 4 IP, 6 ER.  Westbroke.

Matt Adams – Didn’t start Sunday, but hit two homers on Saturday.  He’s a DH on an NL team, which isn’t terrific, but he is in an AL park to start the week.  That’s my Basic Risk Assessment.  Or simply my BRA for Matt Adams.

  1. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:
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    @Grey:

    Trade was vetoed:

    M.Holliday/Mujica for D.Brown/B.Cecil

    which side wins? not obvious to some of us

    (vetoers won’t come out of the closet to explain why)

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @simply fred: Holliday side. He has a career proven track record and Mujica IS the closer. Brown got hot for a spell and Cecil is a setup man.

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: No way that the trade is vetoable, but I do want to point out that Dom Brown has been more than “hot for a spell”. Take a look at his numbers on the season, we’re halfway through. Unless you consider a spell around 50 games or so.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @simply fred: Gotta be Holliday side, but vetoable? No way.

      • Nick The Podcast Host

        Nick The Podcast Host says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Double dose of @JBGilpin on the Razzball Podcast this week. Tape tomorrow, post Wednesday. Better rest up JB. Big day. Happy Canada Day!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Nick The Podcast Host: What is Canada Day? A celebration in the middle of summer on the only day temps are above freezing?

    • Tio says:
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      @simply fred:

      This is not a vetoable trade. Not even close.

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Grey: thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  2. Brooke says:
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    Morning Grey, sorry about your bad fantasy weekend. I have 2 questions for you today. First, do you think Hosmer is just a hot schmotato or is he breaking out? Also, do you bet on Baseball games? I would think all your knowledge of these guys could be beneficial in making a profit betting the games.

    • Matthew says:
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      @Brooke: Knowledge of a player/players/teams doesn’t necessarily make a sure bet for sports, although living in Vegas I should be betting haha. Stick to Fantasy for my betting. Knowing match ups, and specific player stats such as OPS, WAR, WHIP etc helps a bet but a lot goes into looking at matchup to consistently benefit and be successful at betting, but I’m not speaking for Grey haha. Thought I’d spin my two cents…

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Brooke:

      Grey doesn’t gamble .

      Grey does play craps once in a while , but , the way that he plays , it’s
      not considered gambling .
      It’s more like throwing his money away .

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        @costaricanchata: incidentally all craps is like burning money, but very slowly. If it wasn’t the house wouldn’t run the game. More specifically it’s like giving someone a dollar as if to break it for change, and getting back (depending on which table game you’re playing) somewhere between 92 up to, say, 97 cents back. Now imagine doing that multiple times while considering it “fun”. Even though almost all sports bettors are lifetime losers, at least they can’t get better at their game.
        Great line with the “mass maple leaf of absence”

        • Cale says:
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          Actually, craps has the only bet in the casino with no house edge. The pass line odds are 50/50.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Cale:

            It’s the odds bet behind the pass that’s even money. House has an edge on the pass.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Brooke: Well I don’t think Hosmer was ever quite a schmotato, but I buy he could go 15/15 and hit .280 about what he’s on pace for. As for betting, I play and write our DraftKings pieces where they hold Razzball exclusive contests on Friday for $10 entry fees and they’re quite fun. I don’t do much past that though, I prefer my “betting” (i.e. fantasy league dues) to be spread out across the season rather than on one game, where anything can happen in baseball.

    • Christopher says:
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      @Brooke: he gambled that Bill James was wrong about Chris Davis…and he lost big. Now he’s trying to make it right by recommending selling Davis…and he’s losing big.

      • BluePulaski says:
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        @Christopher: Ya mean Grey isn’t perfect? That’s it. I’m outta here! ;o)

      • Wake Up says:
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        @Christopher: If you check the preseason rankings…you’ll see that he had CD ranked higher than most others…and I think he just said today that he was off-base with his CD sell rec…Wheeler is where he really missed the mark…

    • Grey

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      @Brooke: Thanks for your kind, gentle sympathy… I think you should grab Hosmer just in case this is his breakout we’ve been waiting for… I don’t gamble on sports games…

  3. Jacks says:
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    Sorry about your pitching woes … so easy to spike those pitching ratios, so hard to cram em back down. Where do you stand in ERA and WHIP now?

    • Grey

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      @Jacks: Yeah, I know… Crap/Crap/Crap/Crap

  4. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Good stuff as always. Had some pitching woes, and just woes in generally this weekend…so I feel your pain. Have a question for you…..

    6 team h2h keeper and one guy has put Segura on the block. I love his game and would be thrilled to acquire him in a trade…that makes sense for my team of course. He is a good price at $10, and the way our system works is depending on where you place, the max a keeper can go up per year in $5. We can keep up to 5. He mentioned in his post that he is looking for SP, or a strong bat, preferably OF or 1B. .OPS and Holds are added cats, and also we use LF, CF, RF. Here is my roster, and i’ll put the dollar values of the players I currently plan to keep…I guess my question who should I trade and or what would be a reasonable offer? Should I stand pat instead?Currently in 6th, 8 make the playoffs, so I am in the thick of things and we all know anything can happen in the playoffs. My team…

    C – Wieters
    1B – Craig ( $13 )
    2B – Scutaro
    3B – Longoria ( $31 )
    SS – Ayabr
    LF – Willingham
    CF – Martin
    RF – Heyward ( $19 )
    UTIL – Cuddyer
    Bench – Bourn and Prado

    SP – Zimmermann ( $14 )
    SP – Samardzjia ( $12 )
    SP – Leake
    SP – Wheeler
    SP – Lohse
    SP -Blanton
    RP- Holland
    RP – Veras
    RP – Crain
    RP – McGee

    We get 5 moves a week btw…and I generally use those to stream. Blanton will obviously be getting dropped soon. Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: I’m guessing “6 team” means “16 team” or else I could just hop in and be one of your extras for the playoffs? Hah I keed, I’ve never been a huge Craig fan despite his huge ribbies (hah) so I would do that for Segura, I think both your pitchers straight up are reasonable to offer to, but you could slot Cuddyer to first and be able to play those bench guys at UTIL

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Haha, yes 16 teams…my bad. Thanks for the responses JB and Grey. So, got a deal done and I love it. I emailed him, and after some conversing we settled on this blockbuster…I send Craig/Longo/Prado for his Miggy/Segura/Blanks. Miggy costs $57, and that’s a ton, but it’s Miggy! I see him and Trout as about the only two players actually worth that much, and I could justify keeping him next year even at the possible $5 increase…he is such a monster. Plus, getting Segura for $10 I really like. So, basically I see the deal as my Longo and Craig at $44 for his Miggy and Segura at $67. Doesn’t look to shabby to me….thoughts?

  5. DrEasy says:
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    Every time I get close to getting out of the (mom’s) basement in ERA and WHIP, something happens. This weekend, Capuano and Westbrook happened. I feel your pain, Grey.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @DrEasy: Yikes! New rule that may help – keep your streamers below the age of 40 haha, just kidding :)

      • BluePulaski says:
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        @JB Gilpin: oops…just picked up Pettite vs. Min today…we shall see…lol

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @BluePulaski: Haha lets hope he turns it around for ya!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: Yeah, I feel ya… They weren’t bad streams until they happened…

  6. ferris says:
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    los angeles meetup in an mlb extra innings bar?

    • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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      @ferris: Know any in downtown that have the MLB Package? Dublin’s on 7th, maybe the unfortunately named Big Wangs… that’s all I’ve found.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris: I don’t know what that is…

  7. blinkldhc says:
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    Jeremy Hellickson, Jacob Turner, Miguel Gonzalez, or Tommy Millone?

    They’re all FA, and I need to drop the Hector Santiago project.

    I was going to pick up Bud Norris, but he’s got horrendous Home/Away splits. Bud Norris’ Home/Away splits, Career and ’13″:

    Home:
    Career: 3.31 ERA, 1.277 WHIP in 354 IP
    2013: 2.38 ERA, 1.306 WHIP in 64.1 IP

    Away:
    Career: 5.34 ERA, 1.534 WHIP in 311.2 IP
    2013: 5.02 ERA, 1.487 WHIP in 37.2 IP

    Always be wary of pitchers who can only succeed at home, and a pitcher who has good away numbers obviously can pitch anywhere. If Norris changes teams, unless he pitches at Petco, Metco, etc., the bloated real Bud Norris is going to show up.

    • Matthew says:
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      @blinkldhc: Aside from what Grey said, which is true, Jacob Turner was like the top pitching prosect in baseball last season and haven’t heard about him until his hot call up. It’s weird how a player can fade from a mediocre call up ala Wheeler at the moment. Rookies always have their troubles. Anyhow, if Turner continues to pitch like this stick with him!!!

      • blinkldhc says:
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        @Matthew:

        Thanks — I ended up picking up Turner. I figured he’s definitely got the most upside of the bunch. The only thing that makes me cautious is his K/9 (I’m in a 12 x 12 league, with K/9 as a category).

        Turner has a career 7.0 K/9 in the minors, so I’d expect 6.3-6.5 at best in the MLB. That also affects his WHIP and ERA indirectly, since obviously you’d rather have a pitcher miss bats (which, in turn, lowers hits/HRs/ER/etc.).

        Oh well, here we go!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @blinkldhc: Yea I certainly don’t trust any of those guys, but I agree with above, Turner you can play pretty confidently at home every time. I know Hellboy is hot and I liked him in preseason but I’m still leery.

  8. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    “As said before, the Astros give the opposing starter either a 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 Ks or a 7 IP, 5 ER, 8 Ks pitching line.”

    Yeah, unless you’re Lance Lynn, in which case you fart your way to 4 Ks in 7 IP with those 4 ER. What a dick

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: Hah, never been a Lynn supporter, but that just sucks, at least he didn’t kill ERA or WHIP for ya like that last Shelby MIller start

  9. Fister Furbush says:
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    About a month i traded Hisashi slurp slurp for Cole Hamles and since then I’ve been actively trying to trade him off of my team so it’s not a constant reminder how I entirely messed that trade up. Today, I finally got him off of my team!

    I’m sending:
    Cole Hamels, Jay Bruce and Matt Weiters
    in return for:
    Yadier Molina, Lance Lynn and Anibal Sanchez

    Trading away Jay Bruce seems sort of ignorant and poorly played, but, I already have
    Carlos Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig and Giancarlos Stanton in my outfield with solid options at Utility. My pitching has basically failed me in my h2h points league with the likes of Hamels, Gallardo underachieving and Cueto, Peavy and Burnett hitting the DL.

    My top 5 SP’s now look like this:

    Gio Gonzalez
    Patrick Corbin
    Lance Lynn
    Anibal Sanchez
    Yovanni Gallardo
    (I stream a couple 2 starters every week in a shallow league)

    My best hitters are:

    Carlos Gonzalez
    Edwin Encarnacion
    Yasiel Puig
    Yadier Molina
    Giancarlos Stanton
    Adrian Beltre
    (Tulowitski is in my dl slot)

    I’d appreciate feedback about both the Hamels trade and my current players.

    Thank you Grey and fellow Razzballers

    -FF

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Fister Furbush: if annabell is healthy this is a steal trade, for you. But “if” is a big word to sane people.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fister Furbush: @Fister Furbush: Yea Anibal’s shoulder injury and history with that shoulder has me very worried. Plus I’m always against Lynn for some reason. That said I’m sure you upgraded a ton at C if Wieters was your starter and you rid yourself of someone you don’t want, which is tough to do sometimes. Like when I spent all offseason and first few weeks shopping Dickey in my dynasty.

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      @Fister Furbush: if you can cancel that trade I would do it now. You’re giving up two sure things in Hamels and Bruce for guys with serious injury concerns and limited endurance. I would want Hamels and Bruce in August and September. Not to mention wieters is a fine middle of the road catcher with upside. I’m afraid you lose in that trade.

  10. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    So longer question I apologize in advance I’m in a 12 team mixed league and I’m in second we have 2 stupid stats in my opinion complete games and shutouts. The guy in first just had dickey and masterson through complete game shutouts so he took a huge lead. So my question is this is my roster my hitting I think is stacked but I might need to go after pitching let me know what you think.

    C-Zunino
    1b-Butler, Moss
    2b-Phillips, Beckham
    3b-Longoria, Freese
    SS- Segura
    Of-McCutchen, J. Upton, Kemp, Bruce, Marte, Cruz, Kubel

    Sp- Price, Zimmerman, Ryu, Cole, Erasmo
    Rp-Crain, Rosethenal, Axford, Pestano, Thayer

    should I pay a little extra to add an ace pitcher with price or just let my hitting do its thing?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Dredd Pirate: Have you seen the length of some other comments? No apologies necessary! And none for anyone else, love this stuff. Do you start 3 or 5 OFs? If 3 one of those is movable. But I think you’re fine, I could see Ryu giving you maybe 2 if a few games go the right way and Zimmermann get a couple more.

      • The Dredd Pirate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: It is 3 Of and 3 utlity so I pretty much use the Of for both but sometimes freese or moss depending on the hitter tron. If i did i was thinking like Bruce for say a Miller, Cliff Lee type is that about the right value? or should I go lower and do like a cruz or marte for say Lance lynn? Last option guy with straus said he would do mccutchen straight up for him I thought too much but should I maybe over pay for him?

  11. Matthew says:
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    A couple things, in 4 different leagues so I rather ask all the questions below haha.

    1) Would you Stash Pineda or Beachy? Pineda seems like he could be back in a week but Beachy could be back soon no?

    2) I have Janssen, Holland, Mujica, Benoit, Whilhelmson and I’m waiver ing Betancourt, he was dropped. Drop Whilhelmson or hold?

    3) took your advice and traded Harvey in 3 leagues on which I owned him. The 180 is now 200-210, this would still affect playoffs for fantasy right? So good move?

    4) Drop Wheeler or bench him and wait a little longer?

    Thanks Grey son!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matthew: 1 – Beachy, despite setback I think he’ll be back around the same time, AL vs. NL, better park, Beachy was better more recently. 2 – You’re probably in a big saves lead, I think Wilhel is droppable. 3 – Probably unless they skip his turn once or twice in August/early Sept – as long as you got solid value sure. 4 – Depends on league depth, probably a drop, doing a pitcher profile on him today

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        wilhemsen will come back after the asb and be a dominant closer once again .

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @costaricanchata: Maybe, but since he’s got to be winning in saves, he can afford cutting a guy not closing right now

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @JB Gilpin: agreed with both, wilhelmsen has now gotten 8 str outs over 3 appearances.

      • Matthew says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thank you. I traded Harvey and R Zimmerman for Cain and Kershaw, Harvey for Braun, and Harvey for Latos so it wasn’t like I didn’t get anything in return. I love Harvey but the innings limit yeah.

        I am going to drop Whilhelmson for Betancourt so I’m still getting another closer on a a better freak.

        Thanks for the help.

  12. RJames says:
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    My starting pitching , Waino, Weaver, Scherzer, Cole, Pettite, Sale, Parker. I have Norris, Stults,Johnson and Nolasco on my bench. Would you start Weaver(2 starts) or stream Norris? Also, Sale is frustrating me because the White Sox suck. Need some advice with everyone after Waino and Scherzer. Not sure about Parker this week, and Cole seems a bit sketchy with so few Ks. Also who do you like better this week, Cuddyer, Butler,Jennings,Cruz or Markakis? pick two. I have Joey Bats and El Pweeg locked in already.Thanks in advance. Sorry for so many questions.

    • RJames says:
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      @RJames: PS its a H2H league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RJames: Tough to not take Cuddyer the way he’s playing plus home then in Arizona. Def start Weaver in 2 starts over a Norris stream.

      • RJames says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB but what do you think about Jennings, Markakis or Cruz?

    • BluePulaski says:
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      @RJames: assuming redraft league…package Sale and Cole to get a kershaw …lee…scherzer…?… there is always a chance sale’s arm falls off…Cole needs more work in the majors or minors…get a top tier ace…pick up an upside guy off the wire…or stream…just a suggestion…if u think sale’s arm holds up I’d do a 2for1 with weaver/Cole..sale/Cole for lee?…Johnson/nolasco for hamels?

      • Rjames says:
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        @BluePulaski: Great suggestion, I got Scherzer through a trade of Stanton, who I got through packaging Liriano and Ogando. I’m not sure anyone will trade with me after stealing Scherzer, but I will try packaging Sale. Thanks again.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @BluePulaski: @Rjames: Oops missed the pick two. Probably Cruz. Oh I got ya that you want to move Sale, I love him though. Maybe trade Sale back to the team who traded you Scherzer since the rest of your league seems up in arms haha

  13. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 non-keeper. I’ve dropped from a very steady 2nd most of the season to 4th. Need power, speed, avg, wins and saves.

    Trying to trade Pujols and an OF. Rizzo would be my only other 1B. I have an excess of OFers with three RFers (Stanton, Cruz, Heyward) and two CFs (AJax, Leonys) and there’s only LF/CF/RF and one Util spot in this league.

    I’ve found a likely candidate in a team that’s suffering through Ryan Howard and Swisher at 1B, Hamilton/Victorino at RF and seems to have an excess of speed in Cano, Segura, Marte, Victorino, Aybar. His pitching includes Sabathia, Corbin, Wainwright, Liriano, Kimbrel, Nathan, Benoit.

    I know, I know, don’t trade for closers, but…

    A) Pujols for Liriano and Nathan?
    B) Pujols for Waino straight-up?
    C)
    D) Pujols and Cruz for Hamilton, Corbin, Benoit?
    E) Some other combination from the above?

    Thanks in advance.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: A – I’d try someone other than Lirian. B – Sure thang C – squadoooooosh D – Probably wouldn’t do that E – I like B a lot for you, I’d start there and see if he takes and what his counter would be

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo:

      pujols and cruz
      for
      wainwright and kimbrel

      when he offers you nathan , instead of kimbrel … take it .
      if he’d rather have rizzo , rather than pujols , …. better for you .

      this is a 10-team league .
      speed is available on the wire …. davis / shuck / etc …. no need to trade for it , at this point .

      p.s. cano has relatively no speed .

      p.p.s. don’t be afraid to over-pay for what you need .

  14. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    The “hamstring issue” was just code for maintenance, don’t be fooled, he is totally a cyborg.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kobayashi Maru: It was kinda like that scene in Terminator when he fixed his arm.

  15. Matt Pascale says:
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    Grey,

    A. Escobar @ SS or pick up Brad Miller? Is this a dumb question? Thanks!

    • Kcc26 says:
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      @Matt Pascale: can I tack on a e. aybar or brad miller inquiry?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matt Pascale: Man I really like Miller… I think for the chance of upside I would take him over Alcides, but slightly like Aybar more still

      • Matt Pascale says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB!!

  16. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Dropping Wheeler for Gibson or push?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: Meh, push right now, Wheeler still has the NL factor helping keep it even

  17. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Great write up as all ways. I”ve dropped from 1st to third in a manner of 3 weeks. Lost last week by .066 ERA and .038 WHIP, I have the Erector Santiago to thank for that, and can’t seem to get any runs/rbis.
    The incarnation of Niles Frazier has been killing me at the hot corner, bench him this week for Baby Huey, Fat Juan? Or drop him entirely for cousin Jedd? Yes to 1, Yes to both? I will go to Jared for you.

  18. Paulie Allnuts

    Paulie Allnuts says:
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    “So….How was your week? ”

    Thanks for sharing, Grey. My self-esteem just went up a notch – if you can screw up royally, then I don’t feel quite as bad for my own royal screw-ups, such as trading Votto for Hamilton and Ike much earlier in the season. What an utter disaster! And last season, I traded Beachy for Trout, Beachy lasted one start and messed up his arm, still hasn’t come back. And typically, my MR’s that I pick up for peripherals, who haven’t given up an earned run in the last month, tank the day that I stream them. I often think someone is putting a Voodoo-Hoodoo curse on my team. Jobu isn’t getting his rum, I guess…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Paulie Allnuts: Yikes! I guess more rum shots for Jobu (and sneak 10-12 for yourself)

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Paulie Allnuts:

      ” I often think someone is putting a Voodoo-Hoodoo curse on my team. …” .

      naw , Paulie .
      it’s the old Razzball “teeter-totter effect” .

      most of the guys in this room are pretty stand-up .
      it’s just when they get together , in certain combinations , negative shizz does seem to arise .
      like alcohol , gasoline , and a guy with a lighter .

      and , i suppose , those combinations vary from person to person .
      for instance , if i jump on a player , and the next day Grey follows suit … well , were OK for a while .
      but if Steve follows suit , things start to get sketchy … and if wilsonian jumps on board ,
      then i might just as well shoot myself , right then and there .
      mind you , this can all happen in the course of 24 – 48 hours (especially with pitchers) .
      so , you have to be ever mindful of who’s sitting on your end of the teeter-totter .
      similarly , if Grey grabs a guy , and Steve is on-board , i might back-off from adding that player until their “run” is over , for fear of jinxing them , (or maybe their instincts are correct , but they’re just a week or two too early … stutterer)

      conversely , certain combos seem to work out well for me .
      prezzii , for some odd reason , seems to bring me good luck .
      but then again , if one of HIS jinxes jumps on-board , i may never find out until it’s too late .

      we’re all familiar with the “zig when the other guys zag” drafting theory ,
      but have you ever come out of a draft(s) feeling really optimistic , and then come
      back to Razzball , look around to see who else has drafted your guys , and thought :
      “man , we are so screwed ” ?

  19. Topazmagee says:
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    14 team league…what round pick is safe to offer up for Masterson ?

  20. goodfold2 says:
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    grey, in a 16 team h2h league is it feasible to think that alex torres should be picked up for any RP spot that isn’t a closer or likely to become one? His stats are completely insane, and he gets around twice as many innings as average 8th inning men. He’s kinda like last year’s jake mcgee or wade davis. I just picked up Ollie perez (dropped Porcello, that’s 3 ugly whip/low k messes in a row now; yesterday wasn’t huge mess run-wise, but whip and K’s were still terrible) already have Rivera/Perkins/Smyly/Robertson. Yesterday you told me smyly’s more expendable than robertson. We all know K-Rob would become closer immediately if Rivera ever injured anything, but how likely is that? I would think Smyly’s closer to becoming closer and/or starter than Robertson is to becoming closer (this year only i’m talking about).
    1. does Torres have enough value to drop either one of these guys or even tom milone (also 3 terrible starts in a row) Starters are hard to come by in this league, but i have medlen/peavy/scherzer/bailey/erasmo/cole/gee/kendrick/martin perez (this i would think is the stream roster spot, but it could be milone’s spot, or both spots)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @goodfold2: Not worried about Rivera, fluke knee injury and no arm issues that had him hurt. Still believe in Porcello, only 2 bad innings, and still hasn’t faced any of the crappy divisional teams in that stretch. Smyly starting is the most likely, albeit very unlikely. I’d probably hold Milone.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        did you start porcello , yesterday , against tampa bay ?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @costaricanchata: I did. And watched a fair amount. The inning he gave up 2 runs, the two that scored led off with crappy singles, but he got bailed out by a line out double play. He didn’t look great, but I’m still holding.

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            yeah .
            figured .
            just had to confirm .

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @costaricanchata: now that blanton just got picked up in that same league, i’ll either drop robertson for porcello again or drop martin perez for him, unless of course martin perez keeps up the magic. also could possibly drop kendrick if is concussion is bad enough.

  21. JonB says:
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    Fife and Tip the best rap duo ever? Oh yes, yes they were.

    BTW – I hate Andrus, but I can’t possibly drop him for Miller, right? Thanks!

    • Shawn of the livid says:
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      @JonB: Shelby Miller? If Miller is a FA in your league then you need to go find a better league to play in. But yes, I would absolutely pick up Shelby and drop Andrus. There is probably a better SS on wire too, seeing how no one thought picking up a possible rookie of the year would be a good idea.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @DonSlaughtOnslaught: I was thinking Brad Miller was the guy asked about oo

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JonB: I hear ya, but nah can’t do that

    • BluePulaski says:
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      @JonB: fill a need on your team by upgrading a position…could even be SS…but maybe not…2for1…get best player…make an offer that can’t be refused…after a little haggling, not a lot…then pick up miller…or someone else…maybe a zimmerman/andrus for a beltre or wright?…a weaver/andrus for a lee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JonB: I liked EPMD, but they’re all close… I’d hold Andrus

  22. Piranhaman says:
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    who wins at this point?

    Matt Kemp + Zack Greinke Cole Hamels + Pablo Sandoval

    guys, are you still believe Kemp’s bounce back?

    • Piranhaman says:
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      @Piranhaman:
      i meant kemp, Greinke for Hamels, Sandoval.

      • Shawn of the livid says:
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        @Piranhaman: Kemp side. He should bounce back just fine

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Piranhaman: Yea I’d still take the Dodgers

  23. Descartes before the horse says:
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    Ha and thanks! See El Puig. That’s what Jay Wrong said!

  24. HEADDOWNGOLF says:
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    Wish you would stank all over Upton…he deserves some print.

  25. Whatever Works says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a 10 team AL Only, I am secure in power and could use some speed and pitching. I was thinking of trading Cano for Altuve, Verlander. I have Asdrubal and Pedroia in my other MI slots.

    I know Cano is the best player in the deal but do you think Verlander is worth going after by dangling Cano?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Whatever Works: A little worried about Verlander, and just enough so that I’d say hold there

      • BluePulaski says:
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        @JB Gilpin: maybe the kipnis owner is a Yankee fan?…get an undervalued top or 2nd tier pitcher from that owner?

  26. Shawn of the livid says:
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    I would offer Pedroia first and see if he takes that

    • BluePulaski says:
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      @Shawn of the livid: offer pedroia + a sell high pitcher for a verlander, hamels, price?…pick up a giavottela?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @BluePulaski: That seems a little closer, would target Verlander

  27. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    A month ago this question would have sounded ridiculous, but now not so much.
    Rizzo or Hosmer ROS?

  28. Other than noting his hot streak above, do you support owning Roíd Ibañez?

    I picked him up but I feel weird because a) as a Phillies fan, I endured many a drought and severe Yawnstipation thanks to the accented one and b) now that I got him, he will most certainly return to playing the way a 41-year-old Popeye look-a-like should play.

    My only hope is that there is some accuracy behind reports of him shopping at the same “health store” as Chris Davis during the off-season.

    Either way, do you think he’s worth having above the likes of Carter and Moss? What about Lind?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sixto Lescano: Hah, yea I might have him over Carter, do you see how many Ks he has! Yikes, Adam Dunn is losing by almost 20!

  29. S John says:
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    Wheeler will be unhittable as soon as I drop him.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @S John: Yup that’s how it goes… Stupid Hellickson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @S John: Yeah, he’s about to become awesome, guaranteed…

  30. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Thoughts on Jacob Turner?

    Jacob Turner or Wheeler ROS?

    Thanks!

  31. 2 Cups 1 Bran says:
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    Grey : I am holding Wheeler in a keeper league. Is he worth holding onto and destroying my ratios for a better next year or should I just cut him lose?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @2 Cups 1 Bran: Depends on number of keepers, you can always bench him I’m assuming too

  32. TheNewGuy says:
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    Blow job Upton been dropped, should I even make a claim for him. Would you take him over Wil Myers?

    Also Shelby, Jo-Fer and Harvey all likely to be capped this year so may not have them for H2H playoffs. Would you try and start trading any of them for equal quality starters back? With Harvey guess id need another ace, other two a no2 type.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @TheNewGuy: Wow, you know I might go Myers now, looking good. Unless I needed speed. I might hold Harvey unless you really got an ace back, I would hold Miller too, I think he goes to the finish line. JoFer is definitely movable though.

  33. Frank White says:
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    Sup Jb.. I used n streamed Fife twice last week and he did great. Is he a keeper or just a streamer?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Yo man, probably just a streamer, but hold for now, another good matchup at SF coming up

      • Frank White says:
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        Well I need a streamer and I have 3 RP’s, Mujica, Henderson and Gregg.. Should I cut ties with Gregg?

        • Frank White says:
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          I’m already waiting for Erasmo to come up too so I’m kinda short SP’s

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Frank White: Nah, I’d stream then if ya had to

          • Frank White says:
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            Oh also… I need SP, my lineup is 10 team mixed h2h points
            wieters
            altuve
            reyes
            Zimmerman
            MCcutchen
            holliday
            Justin Upton
            Alex Rios
            Lind Peralta
            I’m trying to get a pitcher or 2 from this guy, Locke, Pineda, Lester n Sale.. What would you offer?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Frank White: Well I wouldn’t try to buy the first 3, maybe you can get Sale and someone for Upton if he’s bugging ya like everyone else haha

  34. Moth says:
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    Morning everyone! Would you hold Porcello over Turner? I’d like JT a lot more if he didn’t have such shizzy peripherals (SIERA north of 4, bleh K%, etc.). Really hope Slick Rick rights the ship against Cleveland…

    Oh, and should I start Dickey vs. DET today in a deep mixed league? SON isn’t opposed to it, but I have my doubts.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Moth: I still believe in Rick. Two bad innings in 3 games, I know that’s not necessary a good thing, but none of last 3 against those bad division rivals. I wouldn’t start Dickey way too scared, he has always been good vs. TB.

      • Moth says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I hear ya man. Dickey’s recent velocity increase is encouraging, but I need to see more before starting him against Miggy and company.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Moth: Yea me too. Maybe he’s turned the corner but big risk to make in that matchup

  35. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey+
    Good morning.

    H2H, 12 Teams
    Need some SP help for this week and possible to stay on the team.
    Available: Grimm, Martin Perez, Kluber, Deduno, Jerome Williams, Fife.
    Will Drop: Ian Kennedy, Cahill
    Which two adds do you recommend, or do you prefer the SP already on my roster?

    Offense: With Fowler requiring some extra days and Bourn on paternity leave, I need to add one of the following: Rajai Davis, Ibañez, Delmon Young, and Werth is available following his last DL stint. i think Werth is the best option. Who you recommend?

    thanks a lot

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: I will go down with the Kluber ship if I have to, but still like him. Rather him than Kennedy. Then Fife with the @ SF game I like over Cahill. Probably Werth, dire power need Ibanez, dire speed need Rajai.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Kluber, Perez, Werth

  36. Win1forthe says:
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    Good morning…

    please rank ROS: Pettitte, Nolasco, Parker

    Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Win1forthe: Parker Nolasco Pettitte

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @quimmy: Hah, notice how he’s doing that with his left arm, and his right arm is toast…

  37. Dan says:
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    I have been offered Burnett for my Cole and Franklin. The 2nd place team wants Franklin because he has Brandon Crawford at SS and Omar Infante at 2B/SS and he is my main threat to winning the championship. There is no talent at 2B/SS available on the wire (Brad Miller was scooped up immediately and he was the best option).

    I would most likely pick up Cingrani and Kluber after putting Burnett on the DL and then drop one of the two for Erasmo when he is called up. So basically I am wondering is it worth trading a versatile player who I consider to be not too far behind Asdrubal for Burnett (and making room for erasmo + Kluber/Cingrani) when I already have stacked pitching? We have a 200 GS limit and I am on pace for 187/200. Accept the trade?

    C: Castro
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Cano
    3B: Zim
    SS: Asdrubal
    2B/SS: Kipnis
    1B/3B: Hosmer
    OF: Cutch
    OF: Heyward
    OF: Puig
    OF: Ajax
    Util: Hamilton
    Bench: Franklin
    Bench: Lind

    SP: Felix, J-Z, Bumgarner, Greinke, Latos, Cole
    RP: Perkins, Parnell, Reed, Perez

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Dan:

      wrong trading partner .

      • Dan says:
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        @costaricanchata: He is the only owner with a MI need. It’s a 10 team league and even though there isn’t much MI talent on the waiver wire, most teams are set at those positions. He is desperate, but his SP goes Waino, Strasburg, Sale…Burnett.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: Since such a dire need for MI, I would counter asking for Sale instead. Might get lucky

      • Dan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Unfortunately he is a die hard white sox fan like myself

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dan: White Sox fans central today! Would go fairly high still and start with another guy and adjust your package a little bit (hah)

  38. ALLEN says:
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    Got two trades pending right now, ditching bench bats.

    My Starling for his Latos

    My Coco for his AJ Griffin

    How’d I do? Seems like highway robbery to me….

    THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AS ALWAYS. GREAT MATERIAL. GREAT SITE.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @ALLEN: I wouldn’t call the first one highway robbery. Marte’s a top 40 player.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ALLEN: I like the first one, I think you coulda gotten more from Coco even though he hasn’t done much lately. Neither are robbery

      • ALLEN says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I think I felt so good about both trades because I got Marte off waivers early in the year and Coco off waivers about a month ago. Rest of my outfield is Trout, Holliday, Puig and Bourn with Myers and Freeman in UTIL spots. I wanted to sell Marte while he was hot again. Coco was rotting on my bench.

        Thats my third trade in the last week…if you combine all three trades:

        I gave: HARVEY, CUETO (another guy i got off waivers), MARTE, COCO
        I got: VOTTO, LATOS, GRIFFIN

        Already have Waino, F Her, Shark, Lynn, Teheran, Cole as my SP

        I think I made my team better

        Thanks for the feedback guys

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @ALLEN: Yea all that together, I like your haul

  39. Charles says:
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    “I Haaaave the Poweeeeerrrrrrrr!” – Chris Davis

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Charles: he might have an MVP if Cabrera cools off!

  40. MattW says:
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    Gray, JB, Others,

    For some reason, Kenley Jansen was dropped in my league (H2H redraft) – is he still the closer long term or am I missing something? If he’s the closer, what FAAB would you throw out there?

    Thx!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @MattW: Weird, yea he looks pretty cemented to me, I’d throw at least 60% of what you have left he’s a top tier closer.

  41. fitz says:
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    Do you think Kemp straight up for either Hanley or Machado is reasonable?

    Thanks

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @fitz:

      no way would i trade my machado for your kemp .

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @fitz: Agree with above re Machado but no harm in offering. I would probably keep Kemp over Hanley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fitz: Sorry, misread… agree with JB… I’d take Machado

  42. smegma says:
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    UT spot help this week in 12 team H2H points league:
    Fowler: “hoping” he’ll be back on Tuesday…I hoped for more than 1 point from him last week
    Crisp: D2D with back spasms…not really excited about that
    Aramis: 7 games but will likely sit one

    OR

    Drop Wheeler, Stults or Beachy for Leonys Martin on a one week rental. Hitter-tron likes Martin over my 3 rostered guys. I could drop Martin after roster lock today and pickup a 2 starter for next week or Erasmo.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @smegma: I’d still play Aramis

      • smegma says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Thanks JB –
        Which two 2 starters do u like best for next week:

        Volquez (home vs. Rockies/Giants)
        Zito (Mets/Padres)
        Santiago (Cubs/Phillies) – leaning for him due to RP eligibility
        R. Hernandez (Twins/Astros) good matchups
        J. Gomez (A’s/Mets)
        Lannan (Nats, CWS)

        Also, would you drop Wheeler for Erasmo in 12 team redraft?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @smegma: First, would drop Wheeler for Erasmo in redraft. Just wrapped up Wheeler’s pitcher profile which will be up at 2:00 EST. I like Zito and Santiago I think best

          • Shawn of the livid says:
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            @JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin: Sweet, your pitcher profiles rock JB. I still can’t decide what to do with Wheeler

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Shawn of the livid: Thanks man! Yeah my final thought is tough to hold in standard 10-team leagues, needs to make A LOT of adjustments. Love him in deep keepers/dynasties though

          • smegma says:
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            @JB Gilpin:

            Thanks again! One last question – would you rather drop Wheeler or Stults for Erasmo?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @smegma: Probably Wheeler right now, needs a lot of work to be trustworthy right now

  43. Rags says:
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    Is Hanigan just done? In a two-catcher, NL-only league with OBP. Got him at the beginning of the year figuring he’d be empty OBP but he’s been injured and awful all year. My choice in the second spot is him or Torrealba.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rags: Yikes. Probably hold Hanigan as he gets a lot more at-bats in that deep a format, I know Yorvit is hitting well but he doesn’t play much behind Wilin.

  44. TheNewGuy says:
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    Would you play B Miller over Rollins short term?

    J-Rolls been so meh for like 2 months now, time to realise he aint who he was anymore.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Probably not, but I’d play matchups.

  45. TheNewGuy says:
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    Trade Lind and McCann for Fielder?

    Ive got Castro at catcher.

    • The Thumb says:
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      @TheNewGuy: yeah

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Umm yeah.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Definitely

  46. DansUggla says:
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    Teheran or Jo-Fer ROS?

    Which side in this trade?

    Kemp

    for

    Greinke and Koji uehara.

    Both sides are addressing needs. (SP/RP and the other: HR/RBI/R)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DansUggla: Probably Teheran… but close… Well I’d rather hold on Kemp but if addressing needs, no problem with it.

  47. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Punched my ticket to the Draftkings Midsummer classic baby! Won by less than 2 points. Hope to see you there JB.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Nice! Yea I’m probably only playing in it if I will the Razzball contest and I’m not playing again this Friday as I’m out of town yet again. Good luck in it man, hope you bring back a top payout!

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Grey: Thank you both

  48. Rodney says:
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    Should J-Up be sold for Segura or Kipnis, or should I hold? Keeper league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rodney: Probably not unless you need MI bad. Wouldn’t mind it though, like all those guys

  49. brooks jacoby says:
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    Davish and Bruce for Segura and Minor? Which Side (I would have Cespedes to step in for Bruce)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @brooks jacoby: Still want Darvish side

      • brooks jacoby says:
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        What if the throws in Matt Carpenter (not Cris’s corpse.)

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @brooks jacoby: Haha, closer if Carpenter fills a void, still would want Darvish he’s too solid.

  50. chunk says:
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    Grey said to stick with Alexei over Miller, just curious what you think JB. If steals is not a category does that tip the scale one way or the other?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chunk: Ehhhh, very close, probably still Alexei because despite only 1 homer he does have power, both can hit around .280 and I think Alexei scores a few more runs.

      • chunk says:
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        @JB Gilpin: top of the order helps I guess thanks for the input

  51. low walk high k says:
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    Help for this week…..blanks or moss??

  52. Pager24 says:
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    What the hell do I do with that F-hole Frazier?? I don’t think i can take it anymore! he’s my CI
    would you drop him for arenado, Ike (when he’s activated) , mostsuckass, Belt, or chisnehall?

    Also, are we starting Dickey vs. Detroit?

    thanks!

    • chillmodious says:
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      @Pager24: Be careful with Dickey today (no pun intended, but you kind of always have to say that when mentioning Dickey and trying to be serious). I gambled last week on him and won big, then I pushed things in even further and threw Bumgarner in Coors yesterday. Probably wouldn’t have done either, though, had it not been for Porcello dutch-ovening my ratios beforehand. For my next trick, I’ll be throwing Dickey AND Gallardo today. Talk about going all-in. I’ll either have kick-ass pitching stats to start the week, or I’ll be cleaning up a cleveland steamer until Sunday. One way or the other, it’ll be an entertaining week.

      I know that didn’t really answer your Dickey question, but hopefully it provided some perspective (no matter how twisted). Good luck.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pager24: I’d keep Frazier but would have no problem grabbing Arenado if it helped your sanity level haha. I’d bench Dickey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pager24: Arenado, don’t start Dickey

  53. ty says:
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    Ho there Greyskull! My name is JackassSkull. I dropped Chris Davis 1st week of the season for Dom Brown. Everytime he hits a dinger it feels like i’m getting flicked in the nutz.

    So i’m sitting in first place(which reduces nut swellage) I obv want to go higher and I’m hurting for saves. Do I …Start 5 starters Lee, Minor, Sale, Colon, Garza to be safe and maintain my whip era and k’s or do I stop being a pussy and replace Garza and Colon with Benoit and Kenly J? Both closers on the road in hitter friendly parks. If either gets roped 1st place goes Bye Bye…Thanks guys for the comedic fantasy relief

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ty: Why did you drop Chris Davis in the 1st week when he started with 4 straight homers ?! Be like dropping Darvish after almost going perfect in his debut… Anyway I’d play Kenley for Garza

      • Ty says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Haha… I’m a newb at FBB… I think I dropped him after the first day because I heard some rant how D. Brown was a monster sleeper which turned out to be partly true. Funny thing is I was torn between Bj upton or C. Davis to drop. Uggg!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ty: Ugh that sucks! Well welcome to our crazy world hope you can bring home a championship your first year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ty: Ha, thanks! I agree with JB

  54. Clemente says:
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    I’ve read for a long time, never posted – no questions to opine on here….just felt compelled to post to tell you I love your writing.

    This right here: “Idea for the All-Star Game festivities. One lucky fan gets a chance to strikeout Dan Uggla, Adam Dunn or Chris Carter. If they can do it, they get a chance to pitch for the Astros.”

    Is pure, fucking, gold!!!!! Ratings would undoubtedly go up.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clemente: Hah!

    • Pager24 says:
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      @Clemente:
      well they can’t get much worse! anything is better than listening to Berman do his same schtick he was doing 25 years ago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clemente: Thanks for the kind words!

  55. Wilsonian says:
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    I’ve been trying to trade Altuve for about a week and no one is biting. He is so incredibly boring and I have Utley back now, who is producing well, as long as his vagina doesn’t get sore again. This is an incredibly shallow league (8 Team H2H) and I want to lose him for Leon loves Leon Martin or Hosmer. Would ya do it?

    AND/OR

    Also, have 5 closers in Mujica, Parnell, Benoit, Gregg, Cishek. Cut the low man (Cishek) for one of Leonys or Hosmer?

    Stats: H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OB+SLUG, W, QS, SV, Ks, Ks/9, ERA, WHIP

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: Yea in 8 team, I think you can cut Cishek for Hosmer

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @JB Gilpin: so hang on to Altuve, or drop him and Cishek for Leon and Hosmer?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wilsonian: I’d hold Altuve, he’s giving you the speed ya need. Hosmer is hot right now

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @JB Gilpin: is everybody really sure that parnell’s better to have than cishek?

  56. RL says:
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    My Zimmermann for his Hamels and Gardner. I could use the steals, but plenty of SAGNOFs are on the waiver wire. I’ve got to accept, right? Any chance Hamels gets it together?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RL: Yea I’d take that, I do think Hamels gets it together.

  57. Scott says:
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    In H2H 7×7 (BB and H) redraft league, should I keep Asdrubal Cabrera or Alexei Ramirez for ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Probably Asdrubal unless steals need

  58. Mr. Rickey says:
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    If I want to shop Reyes for some help at 3B, who should I look at? I’m using Arenado now – can I upgrade? I was going to hold Reyes until he hit a nice stretch but now I might want to unload him ASAP. Thoughts appreciated.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Should be able to get Sandoval or Trumbo I’d think, I believe in Donaldson too, but that’d be selling Reyes a little low

  59. Buzzdainer says:
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    In a 20-team keeper league that counts OPS, would you rather have Logan Morrison or Kyle Blanks?

      • Buzzdainer says:
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        @Grey: I lean slightly toward Morrison too, but Blanks just hit the waiver wire. I’ve got a couple days to think about it…

  60. One I'd Willy says:
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    Drop Nava, Berkman or Alvarez for Dexter Fowler?

    • One I'd Willy says:
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      @One I’d Willy: JB, You holding Hector Santiago?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @One I’d Willy: Naw I liked him this month for matchups and after the blowout vs. Indians I’m cutting unless in deep leagues. Yea I’d definitely nab Fowler for Berkman

  61. Turf says:
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    So I kicked in the door wavin’ my 44 and am laying waste to all of my yahoo competition. A sincerest thanks to the prolific gentlemen of Razzball. Now, a few questions:

    1. Time to banish Wieters and start sharing a towel with Arencibia? Steamer exited my garbage disposal to ask me what I was waiting for.

    2. Tommy Lee’s in my league and he’s main-lining prospect punch. Should I slap him upside the head with MY Long-duc-Dom and see if Matt Cain falls out his back end.

    3. Alexei Ramirez just stole on stage and started working HARD for the money. Rollins pulled up on his Rascal and is waving a dollar bill by the crotch of his sky blue polyester pants. Is it safe to throw all of my money at Alexei and drop Rollins off at Shady Hills?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Turf: Sweet! 1 – hah, I think I’d hold Wieters, I mean that offense is just so good if he does a tad better everything else will be nice. 2 – If I needed pitching help I don’t mind that but would probably hold 3 – Nah I’d still roll with the J Roll

      • Turf says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB. I see your point and will be using it to violate my opponents.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turf: HAHA… 1. Hold 2. Ha! 3. Sure

      • Turf says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Your mustache pricks my barren upper lip, but your cougar-tinged breath is honey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like how you’re talking!

  62. Carlos Martinez??? When and how good? says:
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    Carlos Martinez??? When and how good?
    Will he be last years Kris Medlen?
    Thanks

      • Carlos Martinez??? When and how good? says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks. Who’s spot is he taking…Joe Kelly’s right. Joe K could always go back to the pen. Hmmm – thanks.

  63. chillmodious says:
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    Is it ok to drop Aoki for Leonys Martin? This would be in a somewhat-shallow 10-teamer, where Aoki is my 5th OF and owned solely for average and steals. Lately, I’ve been platooning Aoki with Wil Myers, who is my “bench bat” / alternate 5th OF. Only caveat is that Aoki would probably get picked up after I lose him, so I need to be pretty sure about the move. He’s really done nothing wrong for me, but Leonys’s stats are so sexy and just sitting there on my wire.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: Hah, yup steals in four straight, I’d have no problem with that move since Martin will give you maybe a shade less AVG than Aoki but a lot more steals.

  64. Kraftster says:
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    Willin Rosario or Sal Perez this and next 3 seasons?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kraftster: Rosario

  65. bash says:
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    Are we buying low on verlander? If so, what’s the price? Goldy, Chris Davis or Adam Jones ? Thanks

    • Rodney says:
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      @bash: NONE!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bash: Agree, I would but low, but none of those guys are worth giving up 1-1

  66. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Moreland or LaRoche at CI?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: Might go LaRoche right now… but very comparable

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: Then, LaRoche or Jayson Werth?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Werth

  67. brick says:
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    Great read as always!

    Thoughts on Jim Henderson? Dude looks pretty shaky since returning, and is really not scoring at all in my points league. I have him benched currently, but do you think he’s droppable for Watson or Avilan? We get only a point less for a hold than a save.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @brick: I still believe in Hendo, just been no save situations lately. I’d hold

      • brick says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Word, thanks! Thoughts on Cain ROS? He just got stuck with platoon duty, and has been really cold lately.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @brick: I really liked him early, but yea, tough to keep the faith. Cuttable if you need the production in shallower 10-team for sure

  68. bash says:
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    Also who to drop 12 team keeper

    Gausman wheeler kluber (2starts) porcello

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bash: I’d lose Gausman

    • Tio says:
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      @bash:

      I’d ditch Porcello given that it is a keeper league.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Tio: Porcello is only 24 to Gausman’s 22. Sure Gausman is younger but not like Porcello is in the Lions club with R.A. Dickey either

  69. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    Nick Franklin or Brad Miller? Or are they the same guy?

      • Wake Up says:
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        @chillmodious: Nah…def go with Nad Manklin…

      • Wake Up says:
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        @JB Gilpin: all opines are uncommon these days with the kids nowadays…we’re doomed I tell ya…

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Franklin looks more like a douchebag than Miller. Maybe my team could use some douchebaggery.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Haha perhaps. Love Miller with an unorthodox super erect stance. And no gloves. I’ll let ya run away with that one…

  70. Dan says:
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    Ichiro or Rajai Davis?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: Probably Ichiro, don’t believe in Davis’ avg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Rajai for steals

  71. chillmodious says:
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    Batty call for today only…

    Arencibia vs. Detroit, lefty Alvarez (Hitter-tron $24.4)

    or

    Willingham vs. NYY, lefty Andy Pettitte (Hitter-tron $9.2).

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @chillmodious: JP isn’t in the lineup.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Wilsonian: Dah! Thank you!!

    • I’d go Arencibia. NYY not a great HR park for RH and Willingham may be a game-time decision.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @chillmodious: Yea no JP, Willingham iffy but at least has a shot

      • chillmodious says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks all. Colby Rasmus is also an option, and it’s a short schedule day to boot, but I can’t stand him–so Willingham it is. I just hope he plays…

  72. Jason says:
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    10 Team Mixed head to head roto category 6X6 Standard Categories with QS and K’s for hitters added.

    Would you trade Mariano Rivera for Glen Perkins or Jason Grilli and Josh Hamiltion. Is he worth buying Low on?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jason: Yea I’d definitely do that, minor downgrade in closer and huge upside gamble.

  73. Kevin says:
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    Two teams in my league are trying to get this trade to go through and I think its ridiculous but they are saying it’s fair and getting pissed at people for veto’ing it, mind you one of the teams involved is in dead last place. the trade is as followed.

    donaldson, starlin castro, jason heyward, starling martre, lance lynn, jason marquis, FOR

    mike trout, hanley ramirez, and felix hernandez.

    that first team picked up 3 out of the 5 of those players off waivers not too long ago, what do you all think.

    • Jack says:
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      @Kevin:

      Keeper?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kevin: I still maintain there should be no vetoes unless collusion. If like a 20-team league, maybe team B needs depth badly. But it is fishy

      • Kevin says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Not a keeper, and yes it looks very fishy right? This also comes right after the same guy pulled off a similar trade to get Braun and CC sabathia, for a bunch of garbage waiver wire picks ups with the second to last place team.

        • PB&J with a baseball bat says:
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          @Kevin: I think it’s fishy. Are the guys getting the recent waiver players newer managers? We had a guy selling hot waiver players for proven studs in my league. We all let the first one slide but then he tried for a second one with the same greenhorn and the league vetoed. The dude freaked and screamed we can’t use the veto this way. However, there’s just something not cool with going after the new guys too often.

          Is there a glossary term for this trade abuse of rookie managers?

          Are we wrong for using the vetos to prevent the stupid rookie from burning the rest of the league?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Kevin: Yea maybe they have been colluding, do they know each other outside of the league? But if no money on the line and it’s not friends that know each other in person tough to know

          • Kevin says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Yes they are friends, the guy in dead last hasnt adjusted his lineup once this year (he still has dylan bundy on his roster) and yes it is a money league, $180 a person, 12 person league. Same thing happened, they turned it on the people veto’ing like we were the assholes, very frustrating.

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @Kevin: i’d say what’s more fishy is that in a 12 team league 2 of those guys on that list were recently waivered (not counting marquis). in pretty much any league lynn/castro/heyward should have been drafted. even in shallower leagues that pay any attention to anything donaldson and marte should have been picked up a very long time ago. no reason to include or accept marquis in a 12 team trade as he is serious waiver fodder even in a deep 16 teamer.

  74. mzyptlk says:
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    Everth returning soon, must drop either Franklin or Aybar….which one?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mzyptlk: Franklin IMO, but wait until last minute

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mzyptlk: Aybar, but agree wait until EverCab is back, on the field and healthy

  75. AJ says:
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    Rajai Davis or EYJ for steals? Also thoughts on Engel Beltre? To early to tell for sure but from what little gameplay ive seen so far Segura like potential crosses my mind. Sure would be nice!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @AJ: Davis. And nah I don’t see that yet on other-Beltre

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: Beltre is a platoon player/4th OF

  76. Kyle says:
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    I Get Kemp
    Give Corbin and Rendon (Leake, Dickey, J.Johnson and Prado, Freese, on waivers)

    7 starts per week, I have Strassburg, Darvish, Cain, CC,
    Any call on Kemps value? You buying low or am I paying too much?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kyle: Surprised you got that, love getting Kemp at that price

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Whys everyone so high on Kemp once again? Dude hasnt hit a homer in ages, his shoulder still doesnt seem right to me.

        Hes only running because he knows he needs to boost his fantay value somehow.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @TheNewGuy: Hah I’m not particularly high on him but for Corbin and Rendon? Worth getting

  77. Jack says:
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    I’m dropping Wheeler. Who should I pick up: Kyle Gibson, Stephen Fife, Chris Tillman, or Erasmo? This is a move limited league, so think more longterm than immediate impact.

    Also, Starlin Castro was dropped (non-keeper, 6×6 OPS, h2h league). Should I pick him up and drop Franklin? Thinking no, but wanted to ask the man behind the green curtain.

    • Jack says:
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      @Jack:

      Add Ian Kennedy.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack: I’d take the shot on Erasmo, but Tillman is close too. Not confident on Kennedy at all. Yeah I’d want Castro over Franklin, but Grey loves Franklin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Agree with JB, Castro over Franklin

  78. L-Boogie says:
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    Any word on Longoria and his ouchie foot? Start or sit for Lo Mo this week?

    Thanks dude.

    • Jack says:
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      @L-Boogie:

      FWIW, Maddon said he may pinch hit Monday.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @L-Boogie: I’d still roll on Longo, 4-5 days of Longo has more upside than Lomo IMO. So Many o’s

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Oh, OK. So Longo over LoMo. Obrigadu (only “thank you” translation that starts with an O is in Cape Verdean Creole… good thing I’m fluent).

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @L-Boogie: Oh Ostentatiously Ooooowwwesome. (kinda has an o sound…)

  79. moldyforgoldy says:
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    Grey I’m looking for some guidance…just went 0-10-2 last week and don’t know if I should start looking to make some moves or if it was just a bad week.

    12 team, H 2 H, Daily Start, Runs,HRs, RBIs, Steals, Ks, OBP/Ws, Ls, Saves, Ks, ERA, WHIP

    C – Sal Perez
    1st – Pujols
    2nd – Seager
    SS – Muttledge…I mean Rutledge
    3B – Sandoval
    OF- Nelson Cruz
    OF- McCutchen
    OF – Austin Jackson
    Util – Goldschmidt
    Util – Pedro Alverez
    BN – Dex Fowler
    BN – Kyle Blanks

    SP – Felx
    SP – Zimmerman
    RP – Perkins
    RP – Clippard
    P – O’Day
    P – Tazawa
    P – Peralta
    P – Samardzija
    BN – Ryu
    BN – Milone
    BN – Stults
    DL – Madson

    I’m pretty much at a loss here…I really like my offense (other than Muttledge) as well as my starting pitching. Is my bullpen bringing my team down that much? I know I’m never winning saves so I loaded up on guys who will help keep my ERA & WHIP down.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @moldyforgoldy: Where are you in the standings? Is the 0-10 an anomaly or is this the norm?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @moldyforgoldy: Nothing glaring to me except your Mutt. Giving up one category in H2H isn’t a big deal, sounds like just one tough week

  80. Phil says:
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    Who would you start this week
    Cingrani
    Turner
    Or Garza?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Phil: Tough one I think I go Cingrani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: You should list the matchups

  81. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Add K rod and drop:

    Zack Wheeler
    Jesse Crain
    John Lackey
    Jim Henderson
    Rex Brothers
    Jacob Turner

    Thnx.

  82. Hotrod says:
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    Wei Yin Chen coming off DL this week…time to grab? Think its an obvious answer, bu better than Gee ROS?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hotrod: I think I’d stick with Gee right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hotrod: I’d grab him, but hold Gee

  83. dmachine says:
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    18-team 5×5 roto league. Currently in third place and need pitching (especially ERA & WHIP). I’ve been offered Segura for Sale & Melacon. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @dmachine: If it fits your needs and you have MI backups I don’t mind it, but MI is very shallow, I wouldn’t do it if you don’t have a solid backup

  84. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Grey, I have 4 closers and need a solid #3/4 starting pitcher (have Cain, Price and Miller). My buddy just offered me one of Minor/Kuroda/Tehran for mu Grilli. Which one should I ask for?

  85. Wake Up says:
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    less Australian Biggest Loser DVRing….more watching of the baseball!

  86. jaw says:
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    trade hanley ($22) and cliff lee ($32) for machado ($11)? 12 team h2h 5×5 keeper, im looking to rebuild and keeper deadline is july 4.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jaw: Sounds solid to me in rebuilding mode

  87. Conrad says:
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    Grey, I play in a league with minor league keepers and I’ve got an offer where’n I’d get Lance Lynn and Weaver for Billy Hamilton. Trying to win this year and need pitching help.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Conrad: Yea I’d definitely take that

  88. Tom says:
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    Weeks or Gyorko from time Gyorko gets back? It’s close either way, right?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tom: Yea Weeks is playing better, probably narrowly take Gyorko though

  89. Stashio says:
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    Need some starting pitching. What do you like better? Goldschmidt for Felix and Hamels or verlander and Iwakuma? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Stashio: Hmm good one, probably first two

  90. Allan says:
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    Grey, JB, or anybody,
    drop hector santiago for joe kelly this week? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Allan: Yea I would, scary to play Hector vs. Balt

  91. From what i gather:

    Drop: Santiago, Wheeler and Kluber

    Pick up: Cingrani, Turner, Erasmo (in that order)

    Also, I have to drop one: Frankin or Jed Lowrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kR Express: First two for the first two for now… Lowrie

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @kR Express: I’d still hold Kluber, I believe. ROS I like him more than Cingrani while he gets yo-yoed left and right. Drop Franklin.

  92. steveo says:
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    Drop Alcides Escobar for Brad Miller? 14 team mixed

  93. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Start Parker or Ryu this week? Tough call with no news on his hammy.

    Would you start Arenado, Rendon or Frazier?

    • Devil in a New Dress says:
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      @Devil in a New Dress:

      add Garret Cole to that list too. Thanks man.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Devil in a New Dress: Probably start Arenado this week. Yeah don’t know on Parker yet, probably starting Ryu

      • gareth says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Jhoulis chacin has a 2 start week @ sd and @ lad for week 15.

        No brainer, right? He’s done well recently. Do you like him as a viable mixed leager or iis he still a streamer at this point

        Hey jb. You and rick porcello need to get a room. Its good for you as I hear he sucks.

  94. TheNewGuy says:
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    Complete this maths equation for me. Lind + x = Fielder

    x is:

    W Myers, A Jackson, D Brown,

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @TheNewGuy: What are you trying to do? Get Fielder? McCann didn’t work? (duh) Because I’d give up any of those guys + Lind for Fielder…

      • TheNewGuy says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: Trying to buy low on Fielder, dude has like 2 more homers than Lind despite far more ABs. Currently 77th on the player rater, Prince has been pretty meh apart from the RBIs. Figure hes gotta go on a massive power surge soon.

        Still finding it hard to offer D Brown/A Jax and Lind for him though.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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          @TheNewGuy: Meh, then don’t do it if you’re not comfortable with it. You can regret it a month from now :)

    • Wake Up says:
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      @TheNewGuy: the squareroot of apple pie…a huge fat large vegetarian apple fucking inability to hit lefty pie!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: Myers if you can get it, probably would have to be A Jax

    • stumanji says:
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      @TheNewGuy: All of them?

  95. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, start arenado (3 vs lad, 3 @ ari) over longo (4 @ hou, 3 vs cws) given evan’s plantar fasciitis?

    Also, need to start two of the following, who do you like?

    Miller @ laa
    Teheran Vs Mia
    Cashner @ was
    Parker vs chc (hamstring?)
    M Perez vs sea

    Thanks.

    • Tio says:
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      @Herschel:

      Teheran for sure… Parker if he is healthy. If he is out, Cashner and Perez are good options.

  96. PB&J with a baseball bat says:
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    It’s one of those streamin’ kind of weeks for me since my H2H opponent has a bunch of double starters and I got nadda. Im startin off with Miley at MetCo tonight. I got one streamer roster spot and I’m gonna flip him into 2 other pitchers. Nothing is jumpin out at me on the Stream-o-Nator since they’re all about the same value (expect that it hates the Fife on Sat in SF at a tune of -$0.4).

    Who do you like best Tues/Wed, Grimm vs SEA, Hernandez vs HOU, Norris vs TB, Gomez vs PHI, or Delgado vs Mets?

    Who do you like the rest of the week, Fife v SF, Lyle vs TB, Gibson vs Yankees, or Grimm vs HOU?

    I’m leaning towards Norris and the Fife…

      • PB&J with a baseball bat says:
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        @Wake Up: If I go with the Bud/Fife combo and it works out, I’ll start calling him Zima Norris and carrying a fife around in my fanny pack to play during all of the Big Fife’s starts.

  97. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great One,

    Should I trade Braun for Posey & Cueto in a H2H points league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Josh Freeman: I wouldn’t, Cueto hurt again

  98. TheNewGuy says:
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    Drop the bartender (Wilhelmsen) or Olllie Perez and pick up Erasmo?

    No idea who the Ms closer is right now, would help if they got a friggin save op for once.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @TheNewGuy: I’d drop Perez for him, probably drop both for another streamer too as that mess gets sorted out

  99. Pager24 says:
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    need shortstop help! would you trade Andrus Aoki and Gio for Verlander and Desmond

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pager24: For sure I would, nice haul to get back

  100. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team H2H-Points League

    Pick 2 for this week:

    Grienke @COL (Chatwood)
    Tillman @NYY (Pettitte)
    Feldman @OAK (Griffin) and vs PIT (Locke)

    Thanks.
    MJC

  101. Hotrod says:
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    Do we like Kluber tomorrow @ KC or Grimm home vs. SEA

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hotrod: I’ve sold Grey on Kluber! Hah jk, he prob likes him independent on my man crush on him

  102. Taylor says:
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    10 team points league. I needed to clear out some room on pitching staff in order to activate Price. Traded Ryu and T Wood for J Upton, and I plan to pick up Erasmo… Think I did alright? Really banking on Upton turning it around

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Taylor: Yeah for sure, nice job buying low. You didn’t have to give up much at all

  103. ryan says:
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    Prince Fielder straight up in trade… which 5-tool-ish outfielders should I target? All around production is most important, not simply power numbers. Who would be the least OF you would consider fair value? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ryan: Tough to answer that but not too low looking for 5-tool, Carlos Gomez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan: Jones, Kemp, etc

  104. Trymore says:
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    Longoria, Rendon or Arenado at 3b this week?

  105. Mike says:
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    Start Dom. Brown or Jason Heyward?

    Also would you start Aaron hill over Ben Zobrist or is that a wash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Brown… Wash

  106. Jay says:
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    hanley or holliday?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: No positional concerns? Holliday, but MI is very very thin, if I needed one Hanley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Holliday

  107. Dan says:
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    Strasburg/Fielder for Hamels/Davis

    Winner?

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan: Should also mention Davis can be a 12th round keeper after this year.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dan: Yea that keeper price is tough to ignore, I think I like it given assumed high round costs on everyone else

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Strasburg

  108. Jackson says:
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    Urrutia….Do you see him called up this year soon or rather for a cup of coffee in September?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jackson: Maybe cup of coffee, tough to find him room with McLouth playing so well

  109. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Short term SS help while Tulo is mending (H2H 5×5)

    Aybar, Alcides Escobar, Rutledge, Cozart, Miller

    Who’s your guy? With that many options would you play weekly
    matchups?

  110. Chris says:
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    Grey- I traded Michael Pineda for Curtis Granderson yesterday. Good deal?

  111. Brent says:
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    How do you feel about Alex Rios going forward? I’ve been trying to acquire him in my 16 team league and I was curious to see where he projects the rest of the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brent: Solid top 25 OF at the low end… 10/12, solid counting stats

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brent: Think the average goes up a shade, a few less steals he’s on pace for, stays consistent everywhere else

  112. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    well ,
    after our discussion with Brooke , this morning ,
    and your response of 9:19 to Jacks ,

    when are you going again ??

  113. willclark says:
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    16 team 6×6 H2H. I’m currently in first but looking for one more move to strengthen my team. I have Erasmo and Beachy coming back so i need to consolidate or trade. Would Zimmerman for Goldy help fit my need at DH (while hoping Beachy+Erasmo can backfill for him). I could then trade Jennings for picks and/or drop Santiago.

    c- C Santana
    1b – Fielder
    3b – Encarnacion
    2b – altuve
    ss – Everth/Brad Miller
    of – Bruce
    of – Choo
    of – Cespedes
    dh – Jennings/Frazier/Lawrie
    sp – j zimmerman
    sp – scherzer
    sp – kuroda
    sp – lynn
    sp – Ryu
    sp – h Santiago
    rp – grilli
    rp – R Soriano
    rp – Holland (Cecil & Rosenthal when needed)

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @willclark: I wouldn’t get too excited about Beachy.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @willclark: I would love getting Gold for Zimm, if you can swing it

  114. L-Boogie says:
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    I’ve asked this every week but I think I’m finally ready to deal and I need the final seal of approval.

    Zobrist or A-Jax ROS, especially in I need RBI.

    Thanks dude.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        hehe .

          • stumanji says:
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            @L-Boogie: It’s a fair trade. Take the guy you need.

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @stumanji:

              but , that’s what he’s asking !
              which one ?

  115. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Dear Grey

    In a 14 team redraft someone dropped Asdrubel Cabrera so I picked him up. But I have been loving me some Nick Franklin and I cant just drop him because there are lot of 2b needs in my league.

    So, should I drop Schierholtz (Util) and play Asdrubal at Util so I dont have to make the Franklin/Addubel decision right now?

    And when Bryce Harper comes off the DL…who do I keep?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dynamite Dan: Sure I’d be fine with that, a lot of Schierholtz counting numbers came early. Harper is off the DL in a day or two, so if the question is which MI to drop I still think its Franklin

      • Dynamite Dan says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks Guys.

        Ive enjoyed riding the Franklin train with you. But it sounds like its time for me to get off.

      • Dynamite Dan says:
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        What would you trade Bryce Harper for . Needs are 1b, SS, and Pitching.

        Would you trade him straight up for Votto if you could?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Votto

  116. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Late scratch: Edwin Encarnacion – adjust quickly if you can

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Grey: Encarnacion was originally slated to serve as the team’s DH but was a late scratch due to tightness in his left hamstring.

  117. Sal says:
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    thoughts on trade

    Aaron hill, JP Arencibia, Shelby and hunter for colon yadier crawford hamilton

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal: Molina side

  118. adam says:
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    Hola, would you drop any of these for Ben Revere?

    Rendon
    Lind
    Scutaro

    (Have cano, mig cab at 2nd and 3rd, reyes at SS & L.Martin and Rios who have been good for some steals)

  119. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Grey,

    I mustache you a question. What did you do with Wheeler today? I know you mentioned last week that you were giving him one more chance. Did you dump him? I watched the game and his velocity was oddly down, and location was off. He has a lot of trouble finding the corners and wastes far too many pitches. Should I hold or drop him for Putz?

  120. L-Boogie says:
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    Garza @ Oakland or Liriano @ Cubbies?

    Thanks dude.

  121. costaricanchata says:
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    @ Grey :

    pretty amazing , how you finished answering all of these comments before the 1st pitch .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I try my best before the lineups lock

  122. Andrew says:
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    Mike Napoli for either (Garza, Kuroda, Shields)

    Do you trade Napoli for any of those pitchers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Shields, Kuroda…

  123. Jack says:
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    I’m dropping Wheeler. Who should I pick up: Kyle Gibson, Stephen Fife, Chris Tillman, or Erasmo? This is a move limited league, so think more longterm than immediate impact.

    • PB&J with a baseball bat says:
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      @Jack: I’d say Tillman is a safe call. U could go Erasmo for more upside but more risk.

  124. bossmanjunior says:
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    Oliver Perez or Medina?

  125. MagicTerp says:
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    MI for ROS – R. Weeks or J. Rollins?

  126. Ziggy says:
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    Great read like always Grey!! Which one of these guys would you sit for the week?

    Heyward, Gardner, Markakis, Moreland

    • Ziggy says:
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      @Ziggy: haha, forgot there was an early game today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ziggy: Thanks! Oops

  127. Rye or the Kaiser Soze says:
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    Early look at keepers. Can keep up to 5. Which 3 don’t make the cut?

    Machado (10th)
    Fowler (19th)
    Jackson, Austin (8th)
    Desmond, Ian (7th)
    Jansen (13th)
    Pence (11th)
    Latos (7th)
    Longoria (2nd)

      • Rye or the Kaiser Soze says:
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        @Grey: Yeah 10 teams. Standard ESPN roster settings. I have them listed the way I would rank them…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rye or the Kaiser Soze: It’s too early to say on some of these, but Latos, Longo and Desmond are no great deals…

  128. Bryan says:
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    Okay, so I had this proposed to me and not sure if I get better end or not…so want to know what you think…

    Was offered Bumgarner and Cano for Sale and Mariano Rivera…
    what do you think?

    Thanks in advance!

  129. Brian says:
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    Looking to upgrade SS. What type of SS should I go for with offering any of my starters??? I have been offered A. Cabrera for my Samardzija. He has Hanley?? What to do, SS has been killing me ever since Rutledge was sent down!!! My starting Pitchers are Samardzija, Scherzer, Moore, Miller, Ryu, Kluber, E. Jackson, Milone, Gee, Cingrani, Beachy on DL. I am in a 12 team H2H 6X5 with OPS as the sixth hitting category. I have been running out cozart the past few weeks.

    Droped him for Miller friday. Could just pix Cozart back up??

    I hate the SS position!!! Need help!!!!

    Thanks

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: I’d take Hanley for Samardzija, it’s fair…

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey:

        I will counter with that offer??

        BB

  130. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey: should I just pull the trigger and trade Braun for Posey? H2H pts league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  131. AJ says:
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    So Rajai Davis was just swooped up..looking for steals ichiro, EYJ, dyson available also everth cabrera just hit the wire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab EverCab

      • AJ says:
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        @Grey: sweet will do..funny thing is the guy that dropped him was to make room for the 2 for 1 trade we did…only if i woulda known we coulda done a 2 for 2….now gotta use my claim ….dadadadammit man!!!

  132. Derrick says:
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    Are there any SP out there that you would move J. Upton for in a 1 for 1?

  133. MasterofGrond says:
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    Rajai with another steal today, damn.

    I’ve owned him for 2 weeks, started him for 13 games, and gotten 8 steals with a .375 avg.

    LOVE YOU RAJAI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He stole third on a toss back to the mound…>Insane

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        Yeah, he gets that his entire value is predicated on one thing, and this year he’s really just going nuts. 20 steals in ~54 times on base!

        I love watching a guy steal bases when everybody knows he’s going to run and can’t do a thing about it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed

      • MasterofGrond says:
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        And another swipe.

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        yeah .
        a little league stolen base .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  134. Ron says:
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    I am growing increasingly tired of Frazier…..INCREASINGLY!

    Frazier (1B, 3B, OF) or Rendon (2B, 3B) for ROS?

    I have Longo and Carp at 3B and 2B so this is a question about bench depth and usage in case either of my starters go down…like Longo is now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya… Go with Rendon…

  135. FillyP says:
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    You feelin’ Fife Dawg over Porcello, Santiago, or Cahill? Thinking about losing Rick..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Cahill

  136. Nick nice says:
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    Can I ask a fantasy football question on here need help with my keeper???

  137. Mike says:
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    Would u trade Rizzo and Rafael Soriano for Reyes?
    Need MI help and have excess power
    Is that too much?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  138. Mike says:
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    You know it is bad when you get excited for a guy to try to swing a bat in two days

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  139. MB says:
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    Hola, do I drop dempster for santiago in a keep forever dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  140. Derrick says:
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    Another SB for Davis. His 2nd already today.

    This guy is an absolute machine.

    • costaricanchata says:
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      @Derrick:

      not exactly top-flight battery-mates today .
      which also explains how he’s gotten on base , to begin with .
      but , yeah , he’s fast .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  141. Andrew says:
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    12 team ESPN Points League (11 Keepers):

    C:Posey , 1b: Freeman, 2b: Franklin , 3b: Sandoval, SS: Castro, OF1: Harper, OF2: Cespedes, OF3: D. Brown,Utility: P. Alvarez
    Bench: Napoli, R. Weeks
    DL: Braun

    SPs: Verlander, King Felix, Baumgarner, Samardszija, J. Fernandez, AJ Griffin, Cahill, Cashner, Joe Kelly, E. Jackson
    DL: Buchholz, Cobb

    I have no relief pitchers because the way the points are set they are just too volatile. Starters are in a serious shortage across the league.

    Can I drop Napoli? and Help me choose, Weeks or Franklin….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Franklin

  142. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Mark De Rosa now has 23 hits and 24 RBI.

    • bossmanjunior says:
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      @VinWins:

      Pulling a reverse Duda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  143. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    I’ve already made my move, but I’m curious… would you rather start Danks vs. Bal or Erlin @Bos?

    Also, when did MTV switch from the “hit someone and you’re off the show” policy to Lord of the Flies type shizz?

    Oh, and how is it that cats always have one in the chamber for right after you clean the litter box? If you keep cleaning it, will they crap themselves to death?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA… I think so re: MTV… Mentioned Nia a few weeks ago… I think MTV planted the doodie to get stepped on and then started prodding her to do something… They no longer kick people out, they know make it conducive to fighting… I’d start Erlin…

      • Awesomus Maximus

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        @Grey: Really? A pitcher prone to blowouts against a team that can put up big numbers? Not that Danks is a prize pony, but I’m running him out there ’cause he did me good last spot start.

        Planted the doodie? I think they planted Nia…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah on both for Nia and doodie… They now do psych evuals, not to make sure the person can handle it, but to make sure the person is certifiably crazy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, as for the SP… More because Danks is garbage and maybe Erlin could surprise Red Sox since no one knows him that well… Neither are good, obviously

          • Awesomus Maximus

            Awesomus Maximus says:
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            @Grey: Hey, you’re a Soderbergh fan if memory serves. I was just pleasantly surprised by Side Effects the other night. You catch that one?

            • costaricanchata says:
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              @Awesomus Maximus:

              what an amazing coincidence .
              just last night (actually about 3am) , discovered that there was a 2nd page to my Outlook Mail , and despite losing contact information , during the switch-over from Hotmail.com , discovered some old e-mails .
              since last September , thought i had “lost” you .

              How’s the back ?
              and ,
              Ella ??

              • Awesomus Maximus

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                @costaricanchata: Back is doing very well. Been out 4-5 times on overnight wilderness excursions in the Catskill mountains and I’ve had no issues with hiking, carrying a pack, chopping wood, building shelter, etc.

                Ella is fantastic, and she’s due to become a big sister a week before she turns 4 (another girl). Should be a very exciting and sleepless September.

                All well with the move and new digs?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Congrats! We need her to make more glossary recordings… Put the diva to work!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, haven’t seen it yet… He’s so hit or miss

              • Awesomus Maximus

                Awesomus Maximus says:
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                @Grey: Well I was expecting a miss, but it was a… not miss.

  144. Bruce LeRoy says:
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    Linden Blvd!!!! Just traded Strasburg for Starling Marte in a H2H NL only. Allows me to move carpenter to MI and drop Crawford. Good move or should I jave aimed higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair… Could’ve probably gotten more but pitching is devalued in H2H…

  145. jaw says:
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    drop zunino for any of these catchers? salty, aj pierz, rmart, lucroy, miguel montero, castro, grandal. 10 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

  146. Yu Dickey says:
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    Hello Grey, would really appreciate your help.

    Would you consider my Zach Greinke for one of Jansenn, Grilli or Chapman? I already have 10 points(3rd position) in steals and a pretty big lead on 4th but i’m within reach of the leader. I also just lost Heath Bell and i’m not sure i can improve in steals with just Romo, Kimbrel and Veras. Greinke has been so up and down that i have to take it right? Who would you recommend between Jansenn, Grilli and Chapman, i’m leaning towards Chapman but Jansenn is intriguing

    • Yu Dickey says:
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      @Yu Dickey:

      Thank you so much for everything you do BTW, love your work.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup for Chapman

  147. Theodore Donald Kerabatsos says:
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    Trade Adam Lind for Julio Teheran?

    need some SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Hotrod says:
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    ROS(please order): Freese, Moreland, Plouffe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland, Plouffe

  149. Jim says:
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    In a keeper league with a 5 team Minor League draft.

    Mike Trout/Billy Hamilton vs. Joey Bautista/Mike Napoli.

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  150. Ryan says:
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    Leonys Martin, de aza, or Desmond Jennings ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings, De Aza

  151. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    have you heard anything about the new Showtime series Ray Donovan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      First I’m hearing of it… BTW, Don’t bother with The Killing… It’s on Netflix, bleh

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: Aw, sookie… you don’t like it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Carnac: Halfway through the first season and thinking about stopping, not very good, no…

          • Carnac says:
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            @Grey: I like it. But there may be some regional bias going on (pacific northwest). Speaking of regional biases, you know it’s dark up here and you’re not going to see the picture with those Ray-Bans on, LA.

            Since you’re not going to finish the season, SPOILER: Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein did it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The Killinglandia?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: no watch the Killing, got it

        It’s got Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, Schreiber plays a fixer for Hollywood and celebreties

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds interesting… Might have to check it out on On Demand… About to give up on The Killing anyway… Luther is terrific though, you should watch it… Only 6 episodes on Netflix…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: I’ll give it a quick go. RD looks like a show that needs a few episodes to develop, but has potential

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cougs just mentioned it, sounds like she wants to watch…

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: note what the great and mighty Carnac says about Liev Schreiber, he is to voice what Giancarlo is to art with a baseball bat

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Are we talking the white Barry White?

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Grey: curls my toes

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      She’ll do that to ya

        • ferris says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: the first episode was pretty lousy in my opinion — was excited but not going to “series record” it

    • Carnac says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I watched the first episode… too early to tell if it’s going to develop into something solid. But it’s nice to see Trixie the Whore from Deadwood getting some work.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Carnac: I watched it too, I would like to see where it goes with the whole Jon Voight character, I really like Liev Schrieber

        • Carnac says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: I’d listen to a podcast of Liev Schrieber reading a telephone book.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Carnac: YES!

  152. ManuteBologna says:
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    I need SP and Puig is probably my most tradeable asset. What do you move him for? Top 10 SP, Top 20? Top 30?

    Where do you value him in general? Top 30 – 60ish?

    Are you guys planning on doing a re-rankings of your preseason ranks for ROS?

    • ManuteBologna says:
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      @ManuteBologna:

      What about Nelson Cruz. Just realized I wouldn’t mind moving him to get a good SP before he inevitably hits the DL (have Crawford eventually coming back from DL to replace either one)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take a top 30 for Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll have a top 100 for the midseason… Top 5 SP if I can… Realistically, I’d take top 20… He’s probably top 50-ish

  153. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Better start for tomorrow (pick 2):

    Griffin v. CHC
    Lackey v. SD
    Kluber @ KC

    Or should I find a way to start all three?

    2) Also, rank Griffin, Fister, Kluber for ROS

    W, QS, Ks, Ks/9, ERA, WHIP – H2H league

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: add Turner and Dickey to question #2.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fister, Dickey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Lackey 2) Fister, Griffin

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: then between Griffin or Kluber for tomorrow…which one? Or I can find a way to play all three if you think they’re solid enough.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Play all 3

          • costaricanchata says:
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            @Grey:

            worried about kluber’s start @ hosmer and crew …. (moustakas ??)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not at all… Trying to stay zen

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Wilsonian:

      I’m streaming Kluber. KC is a nice match up and the Indians have been rolling.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @OaktownSteve: is he going tomorrow or on Wednesday? Yahoo has him tomorrow but the SON has him on Wednesday.

        • Birdog says:
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          @Wilsonian: MLB.com has him going tomorrow. I think I’m going to start him too.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Birdog: yeah, I’ll probably make it happen. I’ll have to drop Cishek for him, but I still have 4 closers left after dropping him and in this shallow league I love streaming all the time – tons of options available.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Wilsonian:

          I show tomorrow.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @OaktownSteve: thanks! It appears the SON is off. Everything else says Tuesday.

  154. chris says:
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    should i trade my 4th rd pick next year for sabathia? he’s defanitaly not worth a 1st or 2nd rd pick.

    10 team keeper, keep 7 players total.

    Rosario, Wilin(C) COL
    Hosmer, Eric(1B) KC
    Carpenter, Matt(1B,2B,3B,OF) STL
    Ramirez, Hanley(3B,SS) LAD
    Zobrist, Ben(2B,OF,SS) TB
    Beltran, Carlos(OF) STL
    Craig, Allen(1B,OF) STL
    Heyward, Jason(OF) ATL
    Rizzo, Anthony(1B) CHC

    Lind, Adam(1B) TOR
    Hill, Aaron(2B) ARI
    Headley, Chase(3B) SD
    McLouth, Nate(OF) BAL
    Rios, Alex(OF) CHW
    Fowler, Dexter(OF) COL

    Active Pitchers
    Griffin, A.J.(SP) OAK
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
    Holland, Greg(RP) KC
    Jansen, Kenley(RP) LAD

    Cashner, Andrew(RP,SP) SD
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Tillman, Chris(SP) BAL
    Ogando, Alexi(RP,SP) TEX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade it for a pitcher I like

  155. Billy B-Cup Butler says:
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    JB, Grey, how goes it?

    12 team h2h standard belch league

    I was offered his Hamels and Prado for my Kipnis and Pineda.

    My P’s include YoGa, G.Cole, Fister, Homer, Ryu, Lester, Scherz and Beachy. Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  156. anchovies says:
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    hey hey

    great reading as usual

    had a question…im overloaded on IF and understaffed on solid OF.

    anyway been stashing Gyorko for awhile and was offered Bourne. i have Franklin, Segura, Kinsler and have been can snatch Ibanez off the wire. I feel its a little a little lopsided his way but looking for a solid OF ROS. take the trade?

    thanks, keep up the good work

    anchovies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Take Bourn

  157. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Last 8 batters faced by Delabar: Drew, Ortiz, Napoli, Nava, Salty, Hunter, Miggy, and Fielder. 8 Ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was he always this nasty? Did he change in the offseason? Add a pitch?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Of course, I never heard of him before he joined the Jays last year. Looking at the numbers, he had struck out 46 in 36.2 IP in Seattle, then another 46 in 29.1 with Toronto.

        Broke his elbow in 2009. Before the broken elbow, Delabar’s arm topped out at 94. Consistently he threw from 87 to 93 mph. Today, he estimates his low at 92 and high at 97 to 98.

        Delabar credits a weighted-ball throwing program for resurrecting his baseball life. Dustin McGowan and Brett Cecil have both adopted this program.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Interesting… Thanks, Vin!

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @VinWins: so is he like Rookie of the Year and breaks his elbow then throws like a rocket launcher? That’s awesome! I picked him up in a Ks/9 league after reading this stuff. Thanks!

  158. Wilsonian says:
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    Cahill to the disgraceful list…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Overude

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: He’s been rude alright.

        To his owners.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Oops

  159. Deck says:
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    Shields and Kemp/JUpton

    for

    Verlander and Santana/Cuddyer

    Whats the most even combo to offer to get it done and is it worth doing? Santana would fill a moreland hole at 1b as I have Rosario (who also sits about 2 times a week)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want the Shields side

      • Deck says:
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        @Grey: Seems you are not panicking as much as I am on Upton’s complete drop off and Kemp’s never getting started.

        Thanks for the input

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  160. bossmanjunior says:
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    @Grey

    I can afford to sit Wheeler (@MIL, @SF) on the bench or drop for one of:

    Hellickson vCWS, vMIN
    Gee vARI, @SF
    Kennedy @NYM, vLAD, vMIL
    Lohse @WAS, vCIN, @ARI
    Fife @SF, vCOL

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gee

  161. Ron says:
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    Erasmo or J. Turner? You putting your eggs in which basket ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  162. Ron says:
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    Perkins or Holland at RP? I’m going to try and offload Frazier for one of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

  163. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Grey, In a 12-team H2H 5×5 league where I ran into a need for a closer after the Bailey & Wilhelmsen recent failures, I just made a trade:

    I get: Kenley Jansen and Jose Fernandez
    I give: Zack Wheeler and Gerrit Cole

    My staff is now:
    Yu Darvish, Price, Greinke, Garza, Teheran, Jose Fernandez, Beachy (DL)
    Jansen (LA), Janssen (TOR), Perkins, Wilhelmsen

    I’m still looking to solidify things as I have an extra bat bench I could dump (V. Mart),
    would you add Axford, Smyly, Crain, Jacob Turner or Ogando if you were looking to solidify
    your overall pitching numbers? (Not sure I can stomach rostering 2 Marlins starters at the same time)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid… Smyly

  164. Ron says:
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    Rank em ROS (please): Franklin, Miller, Alcides, Cozart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franklin, Alcides

  165. Seever says:
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    I give Shelby Miller + Starling Marte to get Upton.
    12-team. 10×10 OPS.

    I need power. But I love my Star. Will Upton turn it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, don’t love it

  166. The Flayed Man says:
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    Hello Grey.

    12 team dynasty:

    I get Wheeler I give Mujica.

    I only have Mujica and Parnell to close but in a dynasty is Wheeler the choice here? I am in 9th place.

    It is odd because I just traded Wheeler to this team for heyward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Wheeler

  167. Ciao Grey — In a 14-teamer with short benches I’m desperate for saves and as a result of holding so many could-be closers I’m short at least one SP. Would you drop any of Melancon, KRod, Blake Parker (the Cubbies said Parker would close if/when Gregg is traded) to stash Erasmo?

    Or are any of Cashner, Chacin, and Edwin Jackson a better pickup than Erasmo?

    If I drop two would/could-be closers I could grab Bailey, Wilhelmsen, or Bastardo (betting on Papelbon trade). Are any of those moves advisable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Melancon and Parker — Wilhelmsen and Bastardo if you want saves

      • @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

        Just to make sure I understand, you’d drop Melancon and Parker for Erasmo and either Wilhelmsen or Bastadro, is that right?

        Errasmo’s a better pickup than Cashner, Chacin or Edwin Jackson, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s right…

  168. Bryan says:
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    thoughts on this trade, which side do you like?

    I give Utley, Mariano Rivera, and Lincecum…I get Bumgarner and Cano…

    which side in total pts ESPN league?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum side

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Bryan: Trades a steal bro. You get the best hitter and the best pitcher in the deal. I thought he offered you those two for Sale and RIvera?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: this is near trade rape, in that any 2 who you are giving added together doesn’t equal 1 part of what he’s giving. And you get to dump shitty starter and injury prone hitter for massive upgrades at both spots. Not sure but isn’t even more lopsided in pts league, where top notch pitchers are valued even higher. I don’t believe in vetoing unless collusion but others in leagues would often veto this out of sheer jealousy.

        • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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          @goodfold2: My guess is that he hasn’t made the offer. Rather he’s looking to make a “fair” offer without really giving up anything.

  169. Clive says:
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    L Martin or D Jennings? Jennings is doing alright, but the SB’s aren’t there like expected.. Dropping D Jennings for L Martin make sense, especially if I need more SB’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jennings

      • costaricanchata says:
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        @Grey:

        McLeod agreed with you (last night) .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

      • Clive says:
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        @Grey:
        What about picking up Gerrit Cole & dropping D Jennings? I’d still have Bautista, Puig, Pence, A Jackson in the OF..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

  170. Mike says:
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    Would u trade Rizzo,fowler,and Rafael Soriano for Reyes?
    Need MI…..I have Harper coming off DL to replace rizzo at utility position ….have Leonids Martin to replace fowler…
    Reyes would replace Rendon..
    Is that too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a bit much, yeah…

  171. Bob Wetlands says:
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    Send Chase Utley, Phi 2B from 2B to jnc
    Send Mariano Rivera, NYY RP from P to jnc
    Send Cliff Lee, Phi SP from SP to jnc
    Receive Robinson Cano, NYY 2B from jnc to Bench
    Receive Madison Bumgarner, SF SP from jnc to Bench
    Receive Zack Greinke, LAD SP from jnc to Bench

    Who gets the better end in this trade? Total points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano side

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: if this is the same person as bryan from earlier take the first trade for yr lincecum/utley/rivera for opp’s cano/bumgarner. in that one you don’t have to downgrade lee for grienke and you don’t get to get rid of lincecum in this one.

  172. TJ says:
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    Hey Grey. Great read again, look forward to them everyday. I’m also dealing with rookie issues this year. I’ve got Wheeler, Cole, Myers, Franklin and I just picked up Cingrani today. Are any of these worth dropping? Not too many good options for pitching… Any worth trading?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I don’t know who you’d be dropping them for so it’s hard to say…

      • TJ says:
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        Buehrle, Gee, E. Jackson, Kluber or Gibson pitching wise. Konerko, L. Martin, and Werth hitting wise. @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kluber…Werth

  173. Mike says:
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    Justin Upton’s owner is getting tired of his slump, he wants some pitching, should I try to get him for Shelby Miller?? Thinking of the innings cap and such…. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton for Miller

  174. Skaggs to replace Cahill? Will he stick around this time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should

  175. MB says:
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    drop Pierzynski or Lucroy for Miguel Montero or is it pretty much a lateral move? have only 14 moves for ROS. 7×7 with obp and slg

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MOntero

  176. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Marmol going to the Dodgers, thats scary for a team trying to win right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: i’m guessing he’ll be 8th inning dude, or splilt it with belisario/paco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s not going to pitch many 8th innings with a 5+ ERA…

  177. Mike says:
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    I just got offered

    Puig and Sale for my Machado and Butler.

    Would you take this deal?

    • Terse

      Terse says:
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      @Mike: I’d keep Machado and Butler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  178. Aero says:
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    I was so happy with dropping Dickey a few weeks ago. Now he has two solid outings in a row and I’m debating on dropping Kluber for him…

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aero: i’m starting to get happy i’ve only been benching him. And I said i’ll play him in normal matchups if he looks good twice in a row, so hope hope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  179. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    1. dickey may be back, finally. Feeling good about not being able to trade him.
    2. which of these provides better overall value: robertson/alex torres/delabar going forward? also have ollie p/rivera/perkins/smyly in other slots.
    3. Any approximate time period on Cole being put back down if Wandy isn’t healthy? Or is this a scott question? If he isn’t put down (assuming wandy stays hurt) i may just keep him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robertson… Cole’s supposed to go down in a few starts

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: do we know who’s taking Cole’s place? It’s been like 3 separate updates about wandy still being unable to throw. Stick with the robertson i’ve had all year, ok. in 16 teamer i guess get ready to

        1.dump cole for c-mart soon then. even blanton was just picked up by straily owner.
        2. any idea who takes his place? or is that a scott question?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Hold for now 2. Nope, sure, ask him

  180. jason batteiger says:
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    1. just dropped headley for raj davis. good god that guy could easily win steals for you only playing 1 or 2 days a week! In a 10 teamer where this slot would only be a steals bench spot, is davis or leonys better? Not overall value as i’m sure that is leonys, but it looks like per at bat raj davis will get more steals and runs (davis hits in really good part of really good offense), which is all this roster slot will be used for. I was gonna drop headley for leonys tonight when he comes off waivers anyway, so got davis in case i can’t get leonys.
    2. i got one at bat out of sweeney as bench bat before he got hurt. should i turn him into a DL slot when Gyorko comes back or drop for one of quentin/stubbs/denorfia/venable/mercer/mayberry/grandal. weakest in hits/total bases/avg/rbi’s. strong in steals/runs.
    3. now that zunino is getting steady starting time which is best?
    zunino/ruiz/flowers/grandal(doing much better lately)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Davis 2. Mercer 3. Grandal

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: i’m guessing don’t buy quentin’s really high babip lately? this must compensate for his pretty high runs/rbi’s per at bat .29 and .48 total bases per at bat, vs mercer’s .19 rbi/runs per at bat and .45 bases per at bat.

        • jason batteiger says:
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          @jason batteiger: could also probably drop rutledge to get mercer and sweeney to get quentin. those would seem to be upgrades at both spots.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nope

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

          • jason batteiger says:
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            @Grey: ok, hold rutledge, also have dj lemeh. gonna likely have to drop one of them when gyorko comes back.

  181. jason batteiger says:
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    if leonys ever got moved up in order question 1 would have extremely easy answer. Or if i ever am able to trade dom brown and rollins for a SP and free up roster spot Leonys would be simple answer, as he’d be starting more often on roster then.

  182. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    hey Grey and your associates,thanks for everything,i read daily and use that info for my fantasy(baseball)needs,and i tend to forget to tell you all what a great site this is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No worries, Al…

  183. bojangles mcgee says:
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    is dom brown/hosmer for adam jones/maholm a decent trade? who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on Hosmer… I’d take Jones…

      • bojangles mcgee says:
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        @Grey: yeah i like jones more than dom, but hosmer seems to be coming alive. i guess we will see

  184. Mikey says:
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    Looking to steal a RP at the trade deadline…. Putz or Axford? Putz has the closing gig and seems like the obvious choice but he’s coming off an injury. With K-Rod being likely traded, I just don’t know which basket to put my eggs in.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Mikey: putz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Putz

  185. Mike says:
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    One more trade question Grey.

    As a counter to that Puig/Sale for Butler/Machado deal, What do you think about my

    Harper, Machado for his Kershaw, Kimbrel, Puig

    or my

    Harper, Machado for his Kershaw, Sale, Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kershaw, Sale, Puig if you’re desperate for pitching…

      • Dynamite Dan says:
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        @Grey: Im not desperate for pitching……

        I just have McCutchen, Upton, Cespedes, Myers and now Harper in a 4 OF league.

        Who should I trade? Or should I just enjoy to the ride

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Enjoy the ride unless you need pitching

  186. Mike says:
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    Aaron hill or Utley ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  187. goodfold2 says:
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    the guy who i was trying to trade scherzer/cole and another piece to for latos/fielder finally struck up a potential deal with somebody else for his reyes/fielder for sale/beltre. I probably can’t swoop in to broker my own as he’s able to get rid of 2 2nd best players at their positions (he also has votto/segura) and he does need a 3rd base upgrade. i only have aramis/gyorko/dj lemehieu. crappy thing is i’ll be playing against fielder/reyes later this very week so the sting will be worse. I don’t think he was really going to move latos anyway. He wanted an ace, but not to get rid of one.

  188. SteveNZ says:
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    Gold. Schmidt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au. Shizz.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @SteveNZ: @Grey: I’m still pissed he was taken the pick before me where I snagged the waiver wire garbage of BJ Upton. This was in a keeper league where he went in our first round after the 5 keepers were taken, so I couldn’t even reach for him. The dude before me reads this site, dammit. I offered pretty much my entire roster for him this season, no dice. Now in my 16 team H2H keeper I basically stole him. Swapped Frazier/Lawrie/Price for him and Blow Job Upton. Price and Lawrie proceeded to get hurt, and Frazier sucks. It’s a forever keeper, so he’s mine…FOR-EV-ER!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, cottoned on to that… I like that, never heard it before…

  189. Dingbat says:
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    Dude who dropped Dickey before now wants to trade me Cespedes for him. Do I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Take Cespedes… Guy in your league is a joker…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: true masochism here, dude wants to beat himself up coming and going.

  190. Pope says:
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    I….I love you Paul Goldschmidt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  191. dk says:
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    In a 2-catcher league:

    Utley for Napoli/Perkins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Napoli

  192. SteveNZ says:
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    Jesus, Miley – make it stop.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Et tu, Ziegler?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He wronging you?

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey:

          0.2IP 2H 1ER 1BB 1K and still two guys left aboard.

          But never mind. Here’s Heath Bell to mop it up.

          *Hides behind sofa*

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @SteveNZ: *Comes out from behind sofa*

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @SteveNZ: Here comes Hernandez.

              *Sneaks back behind sofa*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Whew… I just dropped Bell today and today was the last day he could give me a parting poop.

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Missed out on a Hold by dropping Bell yesterday, but dropped him for Span so I guess I made out OK on that one.

                Hopefully will get a Hold from Hernandez if he can extricate himself from this mess…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Was a bit messy, but Hold’s still in order…As of right now…

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, he got it. He’s been real shaky lately though.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Oh, and I streamed Miley in the RCL…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice on Miley… Was just looking at him… Solid stream that I should’ve used…

  193. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Follow up to my earlier post about acquiring Segura. Got a deal done, and it involves Miggy! Grey, I would appreciate your thoughts. 16 team h2h keeper, 8 make playoffs, currently in 6th. .OPS and Holds are added cats…also we use LF, CF, RF. We can keep up to 5…players can go up as much as $5 a year based on where one places. I emailed the guy about Segura, and after some convo we settled on this blockbuster….I send Craig/Longo/Prado, for his Miggy/Segura/Blanks. Prado and Blanks are just throw ins. Miggy is expensive at $57, but him and Trout are the only two players actually worth that imo. Also, I can justify keeping him at a possible $62 next year, especially in a league that size…just such a monster I got no issue with it. Segura is $10, nice price. So, it’s Miggy/Segura for a combined $67 for Longo/Craig for a combined $44. I am thrilled with this deal myself, as after all it is Miggy! What are your thoughts? This was/is my team before the trade…thanks!

    C – Wieters
    1B – Craig ( $13 )
    2B – Scutaro
    3B – Longoria ( $31 )
    SS – Ayabr
    LF – Willingham
    CF – Martin
    RF – Heyward ( $19 )
    UTIL – Cuddyer
    Bench – Bourn and Prado

    SP – Zimmermann ( $14 )
    SP – Samardzjia ( $12 )
    SP – Leake
    SP – Wheeler
    SP – Lohse
    SP -Blanton
    RP- Holland
    RP – Veras
    RP – Crain
    RP – McGee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds great for you…

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Grey: Much thanks…glad you approve!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Oh, probably obvious but the costs in parentheses are the players I was/am planning to keep. You may remember all this info from earlier post, but figured it couldn’t hurt to mention it all again.

  194. Mike says:
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    Would u trade Dom brown and Rafael Soriano for segura?
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  195. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    apparently there’s cervelli news, and since i have been garbage at catcher all year i’m guessing he’s better than grandal/ruiz/zunino when he gets back in maybe a week or slightly more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  196. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    will myers moved up to third in order while longo’s out. this is nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  197. Drew says:
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    Grey: Of all the former beauty queens who way overdid the plastic surgery and are now deformed abominations, who is the best ROS stash is a QS league?

    Gallardo, Lincecum, Haren, or Kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Lincecum…

  198. Eddy says:
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    2013 Matt Moore is what we wish Edinson Volquez would be on a consistent basis. About a 9 K/9 and just a tick below 5 BB/9.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  199. Grey's Goatee says:
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    I know it’s the Padres, but Jo-Fer deserves the lead blurb tomorrow.

    Through 7:

    10 Ks 2 Hits 1 Walk 0 Runs

    Zach Wheeler and Kevin Gausman have Jose Fernandez posters on their walls.

    It’s too bad he won’t be around for the H2H playoffs. But this kid looks like he could be a top 5 pitcher for years to come.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, crazy control on him at such a young age…

      • Grey's Goatee says:
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        @Grey:

        I can feel it in my pants, Grey. He will be next year’s Matt Harvey in redrafts (although he’ll likely be drafted higher than Harvey was).

        I own him, Scherzer, Erasmo, Gausman and Wheeler in a keeper. Now I’m not expecting ugh from the latter two this year, I’m exited for the future.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, definitely could see him going in the top 100, which I believe is about 30 above where Harvey went… Real nice staff for a keeper…

  200. fyodor says:
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    Grey.

    Hosmer or Butler, which would you choose?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Butler

  201. liz says:
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    mauer+kinsler or kershaw?

    thanks always!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw, it’s fair

  202. TheNewGuy says:
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    Right that is it, Ive had it with this clutz!

    Thankfully Yoga pooped all over my bench and not my starting lineup.

    Permission to drop him for the next available streamer? Or in fact just drop him outwright without even deciding on a replacement yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him two weeks ago and am glad I did… Drop him now…

  203. crock says:
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    Who is a better N/A stash: Yelich or Erasmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  204. Hold on PUTZ…. Hold ooooon!

    • @Elijah:

      Doh. That was definitely a HR before tho so they deserved to tie it up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Does he look bad?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: so this is what owning this sack feels like. Hmmm. I remember playing against guys who owned him and finding it funny. I was younger then with less white hair.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: even worse, i’m playing against marlon freakin byrd in a different league. i had byrd last year as my 3rd OF to start the year (it was 18 team league at the time); he batted around .060 for the first month or so. How did he turn into useful hitter again.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: good news is i’m playing against a guy who’s only RP are axford and pestano, so probably around the middle of the weak (i have 5 closers currently if both perez/kaiser count as 1) i can just bench them.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Exactly

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Eh, Byrd’s just hot…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

      • @Grey:

        His velocity is down… He looks rusty, but not necessarily injured.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Elijah: rusty could be forgiveable. but that’s now 4 outs, 3 hits 1 walk, no k’s.

        • @Elijah:

          They may have brought him back a bit…prematurely. *finger to mouth*

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Elijah: understandable with how bell and hernandez have been looking. Maybe they can trade for crain or papelnuts?

            • @goodfold2:

              I dunno…this bullpen was supposed to be a strength…hated the Bell signing but he’s been OK in the big picture…Hernandez was worked hard early on and seemed to suffer for it…only reliable guy is Collmenter. He’s well suited to middle relief in that he has two great pitches and is a tough match when you don’t prep for him. He’s not a starter until/unless he ever develops a third pitch but he’s great when you aren’t ready for him as his change is a plus-plus and his fastball is solid. Sipp and Ziegler are solid L/R specialists but little more.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha…Thanks!

  205. liz says:
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    in H2H, just got King Felix by giving away mauer and liriano.

    wut u think?

    thanks~!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid, nice job

  206. chris says:
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    is cc worth trading my next year’s 1st/2nd rd pick? ROS? or is there someone else i should go for?

    also, when erasmo comes up, what SP do I drop? and will cardinals bring up martinez this season?

    Griffin, A.J.(SP) OAK
    Kershaw, Clayton(SP) LAD
    Medlen, Kris(RP,SP) ATL
    Strasburg, Stephen(SP) WAS
    Verlander, Justin(SP) DET
    Holland, Greg(RP) KC
    Jansen, Kenley(RP) LAD

    Cashner, Andrew(RP,SP) SD
    Ryu, Hyun-Jin(SP) LAD
    Tillman, Chris(SP) BAL
    Ogando, Alexi(RP,SP) TEX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t liked CC since the preseason, so I wouldn’t trade for him… Cashner for Erasmo… Maybe in another month for C-Mart

      • los locos says:
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        @Grey: would you trade for Garza? Draft Picks Only wanted by his owner.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  207. Jay says:
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    Hey Grey, who would you rather own in a 12 mixed keeper, Alexi Ramirez or Brad Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei

  208. SteveNZ says:
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    Now Robertson’s getting hit? I don’t know what to believe anymore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In what game? He looks fine in the box score…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, just me fearing the worst…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…Gotcha

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: yeah, 1. then k’d the side otherwise. calm down. this ain’t a porcello or milone inning here over the last 2 weeks.

  209. SteveNZ says:
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    Would be so good if the Mets had a Wade in their lineup right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  210. emporersmonkey says:
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    Damn, since June 11th Cishek has 9 SV’s, 1 W and 0 ER. Dood is getting me all boned up!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  211. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    how much longer can I hold on to BJ? I think I’ve played him twice in the last month

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: s’more bj action than some of us get. “so how many orgasms do you think dwayne hoover has in a month?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose him

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Grey: this isn’t going to be a repeat of Rios?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rios was dropped at the end of April after coming off a terrible season… Beej has been a mess for 3 months… Gotta look elsewhere, if you need someone… If you can stash him on your bench then that’s a different story…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Grey: not really in a major need, everything i need I can only get via trade, and to be honest this is the worst possible time of year to trade for a closer

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why so?

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Grey: too many on the block closers with the trade deadline looming and not sure how teams are going to play this out. I could trade for someone who gets traded or a guy that loses his job to a closer his team brings in

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, gotcha… Yeah, gotta trade for an entrenched guy…

  212. goodfold2 says:
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    there’s the astros pitching we remember from april. go myers! damn zamonte, breaking up rivera’s save opp. Unless they just leave Robertson in for the 2nd inning. that’d be a save too.

  213. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    no more hits from byrd!

  214. Cole says:
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    Short scheduled Belt tonight. Hitter-tron, F*ck Yeah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  215. goodfold2 says:
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    there’s the duensing we all forget exists except when our hitters are facing him, then he’s cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  216. SteveNZ says:
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    Garbage-time HR from Joyce would be nice…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Of course not. Jeez he’s been pretty awful for almost a month now.

      Are we still holding him?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @SteveNZ: around his throat…

        • Jacks says:
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          @Wilsonian: Blame it on me. I waited out his hot streaks, then picked him up two weeks ago cuz I had a hole to fill. Zero HRs, Zero RBIs, Zero Steals since …

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rudy just dropped Joyce in the RCL and I wouldn’t pick him up…

  217. goodfold2 says:
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    damn goldy and myers both struck out a lot tonight.

  218. SteveNZ says:
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    That Goldy home run seems like a long time ago now.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: i don’t think he’s even had a 3 k game this year yet. damn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, right?

  219. Jacks says:
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    I was going to say wake me up when Matt Moore puts up a line like that against a real team, but then realized he actually did earlier in the year vs NYY and BAL. Think he’s still gotta chance to be special … good keeper material, tho I have more faith in my Sale or MadBum winning a cy young first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed